ByRiley Walsh, writer at

Ever since the announcement of the highly requested sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, fans immediately started speculation whether one of cinema's most classic and recognised villains could make a return to the big screen.

Darth Vader made his debut in the 1977 film "Star Wars" and immediately became an instant icon of the "bad guy" which continues to influence today's standard of villains in film.

Perhaps one of the greatest and most well known scenes in movie history featured a major plot twist and revealed that Vader was in fact the protagonist Luke Skywalker's father.

Vader died (possibly hehe) on the second Death Star in the final film of the series "Return of the Jedi" after a long and emotional lightsber battle with his son, which led to Vader's redemption and eventual death. And with the new movie "[Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158)" arriving in theatres on December 18th, information has been kept tight under Disney's belt about the new film, which leaves us to only speculate what could possibly be happening in the new film.

What We Know...

Well, we do know that a new villain named Kylo Ren (with that badass lightsaber) is to be the main antagonist of the new film, as well as another possible villain called Supreme Leader Snoke (oooooooh scary). Ren is apparently obsessed with Vader, and his mask is even influenced by him. It's a creepy yet kinda funny little obsession.

But this little obsession may lead to something greater...

Possibly even the return of Darth Vader...


Yep, you heard me right, the return of Darth Vader. Though improbable, it is a definite possibility.

If Ren is really that obsessed with Vader, one would assume that Ren would try his hardest to resurrect the Dark Lord of the Sith. And if this film follows in the same principles as the EU (Extended Universe) does, then there is more than one way this could occur.

So how is it possible?

Well, considering the EU is no longer canon (now known as Star Wars Legends), we can't follow along any storylines that ultimately end up with Vader's return. But........ it doesn't necessarily mean that the same ways of life, technology and so forth can't exist within the cinematic universe.

I myself haven't read into the EU, but I can almost guarantee that at least one person has been brought back to life in one way or another, so leave that in the comments below..

Another way is the Force Ghost way, where Anakin could return to the film series as a spiritual guidance to the villain Kylo Ren. This would ultimately make Vader's redemption meaningless and disappoint many fans including myself.

But the most likely way Vader could return has already been shown on the big screen in the Star Wars universe...

But wait what is it???

Ladies and gentlemen, Vader could make a return from a little thing we like to call...


Cloning?! Of course!

Yes, we have seen this happen throughout the course of the prequel trilogy, primarily in "Attack of the Clones".

It's quite possible that Ren resorts to cloning the deceased Sith Lord and bring him back to life, and return to his former glory.


So would you like to see Vader return in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"?


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