David Prowse who played Darth Vader in many of the scenes from Episodes IV-VI shared a screen shot of Darth Vader from Star Wars Rebels! Even better than one of the guys to bring Darth Vader to life tweeting it out, the voice, the heart, the spirit of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones will be doing his voice for the sequence!
As you can see above, that’s the Inquisitor with with his circular laser sword on his back, communicating with Darth Vader. Darth Vader is a little different in style than we saw him in the films, instead pulling from the Ralph McQuarrie designs which we’re used to famous concept art and logo designs. The most famous depiction might be the first edition of the Star Wars novel which came out before the movie because back then, men were men, women were women, and they could handle their spoilers before noon:
While the Vader sequence in Star Wars Rebels appears to occur exactly as I guessed, its cooler to see him than not to see him. I’m looking forward to watching Spark of Rebellion again on ABC on the 26th of this month! The whole trick is not watching it again before then…
Like we always say here, it’s the best time to be Star Wars fan ever.