Are you keeping up with us here? To date most people involved in the entertainment industry would want at least some bit role in J. J. Abrams‘ 2015 blockbuster, Star Wars, Episode VII.
Plenty of past stars in the series have expressed the most interest in returning to the franchise that made many of those stars household names. Folks like Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Bill Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Warwik Davis and others have all publicly expressed even just a slight interest in returning to the galaxy far, far away.
As of Monday afternoon, you can add one more name to that illustrious list: David Prowse, the man in the suit, Darth Vader himself, recently let out in an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, a local British publication, that he’d like to return for Episode VII.
However, he is a little bit more realistic in his request than most. Check out his quote below:
Unfortunately, Darth Vader was killed off… It would be nice to come back and do another character, because no one’s ever seen my face. I was never unmasked.
The actor has quite the point here.
The fact that he never was seen (or heard) by the masses means that he is fair game (more than most) to return in some fashion for the new trilogy. At the very least, a cameo could provide the kind of fan service that wouldn’t get in the way of storytelling but still serve its very specific purpose of giving fans something to see in the films that they haven’t before: Prowse’s face and voice.
But just in case this doesn’t happen (but please God, let it be), here are some spoilers.
His face, you’ve seen. The 6’5″ bodybuilder can be seen in that picture up top taken from the set of Star Wars circa 1976-77 with Alec Guinness. Hear his voice below:
The universe loves these sorts of things; I can totally picture Prowse playing an elderly Jedi Master Luke Skywalker’s right hand man on the New Jedi Counsel. The man who played the most prolific and popular embodiment of evil incarnate, now playing one of the good guys, a Jedi.
Producer and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy needs to make this happen.
Tags: Anthony Daniels Bill Dee Williams Carrie Fisher Darth Vader David Prowse Entertainment Episode VII Harrison Ford Ian McDiarmid J.J. Abrams KAthleen Kennedy Kenny Baker Lucasfilm Mark Hamill Movies Star Wars Warwik Davis