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Did Ron Howard Add Darth Vader to the Han Solo Spin-off?

One of the most memorable moments of Rogue One came at the end of the movie, when Darth Vader unleashed the full power of the Dark side…and it was a glorious depiction of Vader at the height of his villainy. But that may not be our only glimpse of the Dark Lord of the Sith. Today’s Nerdist News is examining some compelling evidence that Han Solo‘s future father-in-law may be joining the next Star Wars anthology film…

Join host and Kashyyyk’s top travel blogger, Jessica Chobot, as she explains how Darth Vader’s most recent performer, Spencer Wilding, inadvertently dropped a potential spoiler about his next gig. Via ScreenRant, Wilding was forced to cancel his appearance at Fandom Fest because “he will be filming the newest film in the Star Wars Universe.” It doesn’t take a Wookiepedia to figure out which movie it is! The Last Jedi has already been finished, and Episode IX hasn’t really started yet. The Han Solo film is the only possibility.

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Beyond that, who can say? It’s entirely possible that Wilding will portray some other tall and dangerous alien in the movie. But Vader seems like a pretty safe bet. The real question is how Vader can be used in Han Solo’s backstory when there were never really any hints in the original trilogy that they had encountered each other before. But that clearly didn’t stop George Lucas from retconning C3PO into Anakin Skywalker’s creation!

Our guess is that Vader may make a cameo appearance that Han witnesses from afar, or they will have an encounter that proves to be more memorable to Han than to Vader. Remember, Han was pretty quick to draw on Vader in The Empire Strikes Back, for all of the good that it did him. Maybe he had additional reasons to shoot first.

What do you think about Darth Vader’s potential role in the Han Solo movie? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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