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Darth Vader Confirmed for ‘Rogue One,’ Details on Mads Mikkelsen’s Role

After a long wait, it's finally official. Lord Vader will return in "Rogue One" to wreak havoc on the rebellion.

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Rumors are funny things — because sometimes, they’re right. For months, there have been rumblings in regard to various roles in Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” with many believing that Darth Vader would be appearing. The rumor was long-running, but never quite an official piece of detail. Speculation arose a long time ago and grew with some mysterious shots in the trailer and some interesting leaked images from the film’s “Official Story Guide.” Well, Entertainment Weekly just officially confirmed the return in their latest edition, boldly exclaiming on their magazine cover: “Darth Vader is back!”

READ MORE: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’: Reshoot Rumors Set Straight & 4 Other New Updates About The Film

More details also have risen regarding Mads Mikkelson’s role: In a late April interview, Mikkelsen himself confirmed that he would be playing the father of Felicity Jones’ character Jyn Erso. EW says the his character is “a scientist whose knowledge is sought by both sides,” which suggests — not confirms — that his role may fall in line with other rumors which speculate that he may be involved in the construction of the Death Star, and then be drawn back to the good because of his daughter’s involvement.

Watch the trailer down below. The “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” official synopsis reads: “Resistance fighters (Felicity Jones, Diego Luna) embark on a daring mission to steal the Empire’s plans for the Death Star.”

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