Darth Vader finally won This Is Madness on his third trip to the final bracket, defeating last year’s champ, Obi-Wan. Here’s hoping The Force Awakens really does a number on fandom next year, because when the most exciting thing that happens in the brackets is a Jar Jar cheating scandal, things may need shaking up.
There are several issues with the old Expanded Universe that I was hopeful would be addressed in the new Star Wars canon, and chief among them is how much the general public knew about Darth Vader and his connection to the Skywalkers.
When the EU started in earnest in the early ’90s, Vader’s identity as Anakin Skywalker and his relation to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa was still a secret: It’s actually a huge plot point throughout Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy. But as the EU, um, expanded, it became less and less so, until it was just public knowledge not only that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker, but that both Luke and Leia were his kids. It doesn’t seem like it was ever planned or addressed: It just happened, and the full implications were almost never addressed. Such were the early days of continuity. But with the old EU now set aside as Legends, how much does the galaxy actually know?
We might already have an answer.
Fulcrum was revealed in last night’s ‘Fire Across the Galaxy,’ and this is the last post where I’m going to dance around that. In ‘Rebels Recon’ they talk about the returning characters, and give us a peek at Rebels S2.
If you want something NOW, of course there’s a t-shirt designed by Dave Filoni.
Lucasfilm has confirmed that Darth Vader himself will be showing up for the Rebels season finale, as previously rumored. Of course, the bigger – and more shocking, if it plays out – part of said rumor is still under lock and key, officially.
You get a brief glimpse of him here:
Vader has already appeared on the show once, in holograph form, an extra scene added when ‘Spark of Rebellion’ aired on ABC.
The Rebels season finale, ‘Fire Across the Galaxy,’ will debut Monday, March 2, on Disney XD.
There are several new pieces of jewelry on the Her Universe site today, mostly Vader-related.
Get a look at the Rebels Vader… As earlier reported, ‘Spark of Rebellion,’ the show’s premiere movie, will be airing Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.
James Earl Jones returns to voice Vader on Rebels. Lucasfilm confirms via The Hollywood Reporter the reports that ‘Spark of Rebellion’ will air on ABC on October 26.
USA Today has a new clip from Rebels. Kanan and the Inquisitor battle it out, and Dave Filoni hints “it would be a shame” to not have Darth Vader show up.
In a second victory for the light side, Obi-wan Kenobi has won 2014’s This Is Madness Star Wars Character tournament. Two-time dark side champ Darth Vader also lost to Yoda last year.
It’s a rematch for the ages as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader face off in the This is Madness championship round. Who has your vote?