Is a Disney+ Darth Vader Show Coming?
Darth Coming To Disney Plus?
File under: Take this with a grain of sand….
Pretty much everyone besides Sio Bibble has been rumored to have had Disney+ show pitched on their behalf.
And this time around, I am not necessarily sure what to think. But a Darth Vader Disney+ rumor seems to be a real deep dive into the whammy bin.
Meanwhile, here we are. We’re posting about a “Darth Vader on Disney+” rumor.
Mikey Sutton of GeekosityMag.com posted:
I had been hearing about a TV show revolving around Darth Maul for months now, probably longer. Certainly, the Rebels animated program plumbed the eerie depths of the character like The Phantom Menace never did, making him a tragic figure. At first, it was being developed as an extension of the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie but a Lando series, which I scooped before, has probably replaced it as it will follow the same timeline…
[However,] There are talks of Darth Vader having his own show, one that also delves into the world of the Sith Order. Such a series would be set after A New Hope; I’ve also heard Hayden Christensen could be reeled in, slightly de-aged via special effects for past sequences during the prequel era. Vader’s popularity never waned and actually received a boost from Rogue One. The show would also be different than The Mandalorian, giving Disney+ another Star Wars goldmine that will also entice old fans.
But would Disney release a series about a villain with no hero? No, of course not. Sources add that Doctor Aphra, introduced in Marvel’s Star Wars comics, will be under Vader’s employ while simultaneously trying to plot against him. Aphra is going to be an anti-hero in the grey area between good and bad.
Doubting It’s Darth?
Meanwhile, one of our usual reads, WeGotThisCovered.com added:
While it might sound like an interesting proposition on paper, one scene towards the end of Revenge of the Sith was all it took to dilute the fearsome reputation established for the iconic villain in the Original Trilogy, and Star Wars has been returning to the well far too often during the Disney era.
By the way, I am not averse to well-going. I love the Original Trilogy. But, I much prefer to keep Vader as a “special guest star” on things like Star Wars: Andor, Lando, or the Obi-Wan Kenobi series (and even flashbacks on The Mandalorian).
And how about a Doctor Aphra series with occasional meet ups with Darth Vader (Boba Fett, IG88, etc.).
Darth Vader, as the “bogey man” — as he was in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (or a New Hope) — is probably best.
But, as old Anakin often said, “We shall see.”