Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable characters in cinematic history. As the villain of the original Star Wars trilogy, he captivated audiences with his iconic look, voice, and ruthlessness. Years later, his transformation, from the gifted boy Anakin Skywalker to the Sith Apprentice of Darth Sidious, was brought to life in the prequel trilogy.
As Disney and Lucasfilm prepare to revitalize the franchise with even more movies set in a galaxy far, far away, it is unavoidable that Vader will be a part of them, but the question remains: what role will Darth Vader play in films that take place many years after his death? The new trailer for The Force Awakens illustrates that even in death, Darth Vader is a force to be reckoned with.