2. Darth Vader will be back. Several performers will stand in as the villain on set, while James Earl Jones will reprise his voice role. "He will be in the movie sparingly," Kennedy said. "But at a key, strategic moment, he's going to loom large." Among the rebels, the character is seen as a myth, not a real man. "Within the Rebellion, it's not commonly spoken about," Edwards told Entertainment Weekly. "Within the Empire, there is the culture of knowing of the existence of Darth Vader. There's definitely an underlying feeling that there is a power—a dark power—available to the Empire and that if you overstep your mark, you will suffer the consequences."
3. Audiences will get to explore two new planets. "Scarif is based on a paradise world, so we had to go to paradise to film it," Edwards said at the Star Wars Celebration in London in July. Casting directors even enlisted local Maldivian soldiers to play members of the Imperial Army. "As we're filmi...
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