*Warning: This is a potential spoiler. Please turn away or take with a grain of salt.*
Embed from Getty Images A Darth Vader rumor has hit “The Rise of Skywalker” and has fans freaking out. Not in a good way. While this rumor may or may not be true, it does exactly what a rumor is designed to do. Divides the fans.
According to the rumor, the Darth Vader suit has been spotted on the UK “Rise of Skywalker” set. The rumor is centered around the suit and Kylo Ren, it seems that Kylo Ren will be wearing the iconic Darth Vade suit.
Fans are unhappy. They do not feel that Kylo Ren is worthy to wear the suit of the greatest villain in cinema history. Star Wars fans on Social Media have been very vocal about the fact they do not want Ren anywhere near the Vader suit.
If it is true then it would link 1977 “Star Wars A New Hope” with the final film in the Skywalker saga. What seems certain is that Darth Vader is indeed going to be in the film one way or another. Could be a flashback sequence or something similar.
The same rumor also has appearances of Qui-Gon Jinn and the Hutts in the JJ Abrams directed Episode IX. While the last two seem a long shot at best, the Darth Vader seems a bit more realistic. At least in theory.
Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader is the grandfather of Kylo Ren, there is not two-ways about it. So that alone makes the Darth Vader suit plausible. What seems out of place is that Kylo Ren would actually put the suit on.
Kylo Ren holds his grandfather on some pedestal. While I believe Emperor Palpatine is connecting with Ren through Vader’s mask, I do not believe Ren would put on the suit unless he was directed to do so. I believe Ren has too much respect for his grandfather to put the suit on.
I for one hope this is a false rumor. It could end up being just that. Star Wars fans hope that is the case.