Is this a Prop for Darth Vader in the Rogue One Creature Featurette?


Lucasfilm has released an all-new behind the scenes look at the work that goes into the creatures of a Star Wars film in this Rogue One creature featurette…

Have you ever wondered what goes into making the various creatures in Star Wars films look real and life like? Well, wonder no more, as this brief behind the scenes Rogue One creature featurette allows a sneak peek into what goes into making what I’m sure will be some truly iconic Star Wars creatures. Check it out:

There are a few great shots of creatures that we will get to know in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story like:

  • Moroff (big white furry creature)
  • Pao (big mouth alien)
  • Bistan (Space monkey)
  • General Raddus (Mon Calamari)

However, there was a prop in the background that has drawn much speculation from many Star Wars fans, as it appears to be Darth Vader without his armor:

Image Credit: Screenshot photo library (David Harris) Rogue One Creature Featurette

That certainly appears to be Darth Vader, pre-prosthetics, perhaps resting comfortably in, say, a bacta tank?

If Emperor Palpatine is sending his enforcer, Darth Vader, to ensure the Death Star is going to be finished on time, then perhaps this scene is from Vader’s personal ship, and the person kneeling in front of the bacta tank is kneeling in front of Vader, delivering him a message. This, of course, is pure conjecture at this point, but it sure is fun.

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