Darth Vader’s Costume from Rogue One Described


Thanks to a source from Making Star Wars, we now have a description of Darth Vader’s costume in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…

Be Warned: Spoilers For Rogue One Below:

We’ve been hearing rumors for sometime now, that the most terrifying Sith Lord in the galaxy, Darth Vader, would be making an appearance in this December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now, thanks to a new-ish report from the usually reliable Jason Ward at Making Star Wars, we have a incredibly detailed description of Vader’s costume for the film:

"“The costume is the A New Hope costume down to the fine details. The upper armor has the tunic going over the top of the shoulders, just as it did in Episode IV. The belt buckle is the same. The inside of the cape is that shiny type of material. The gloves are identical and not like the ones in the following films. The lights on the belt are the same. The chest piece’s lights match perfectly. The mask is not like the symmetrical Revenge of the Sith mask; it appears to look just like the original did. The neck of the mask and the widow’s peak are all there. The lenses have that amber look to them.”"

If this description is in fact legit — and let’s face it, Ward has an excellent track record of getting things right — then that means Disney/Lucasfilm are going back to the old school Star Wars, which is excellent.

As a child, watching Star Wars for the first time, there was not a more terrifying villain than Darth Vader, all done-up in his black cape, mask and lighted chest piece with his red lightsaber, and rebreather that made him even more ominous. This rumour just makes me even more excited for Rogue One, which has all the pieces and look of a film that takes place before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, a time when Anakin Skywalker had just become the cybernetic monster known as Darth Vader, after the great Jedi Purge of Order 66, in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

In fact, it actually could be Anakin/Vader in the bacta tank healing after a fight with his former apprentice, Ahsoka. Remember, for continuity’s sake, Star Wars Rebels is actually canon, and it takes place while the Rebellion is in its infancy, which is what Rogue One, in  part, is about. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?