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Although Ben Mendelsohn is playing the main villain in Rogue One, we know that he’s going to have some back-up. Although the size and nature of his role remains unknown, Darth Vader will play a part in the film and Flickering Myth claims to know who will be wearing that iconic suit. Naturally, this is a rumor and you should take it with a grain of salt and so on:

[O]ur sources are telling us that in fact British actor Spencer Wilding has been cast to play the body of Darth Vader in Rogue One.

Wilding is mostly a stunt actor and has had bit parts in Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Begins, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Wrath of the Titans. We first heard of his casting last year, but waited for more confirmation on the story before running it.

I can buy this because it’s just dull enough to make sense. Of course a physically imposing and mostly unknown stuntman would wear the Darth Vader costume! After all, David Prowse was cast for his size in the original trilogy, not because George Lucas ever really intended to use his actual vocal performance. Flickering Myth does note that Wilding has been running lines on set, which means Vader will talk in the film, which means someone will eventually dub over him. Will James Earl Jones return to his most iconic role one more time?

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One of the highlights of the Rogue One trailer was the wonderful use of music, which led many people (including yours truly) to wonder if this was our first taste of composer Alexandre Desplat’s score for the film. If so, it was one helluva good sign. But now, Making Star Wars is reporting that Desplat has yet to officially sign on to the film (despite his hiring being widely reported) and that Lucasfilm may pursue other options:

There’s some business issues. At this point there is no contract in place and it is a bit contentious. They’re looking at two other composers for the film should it go another way.

If so, that’s a shame. Desplat is a genius and one of the few modern composers who could carry John Williams’ torch. Plus, he did incredible work with Gareth Edwards before on 2014’s Godzilla. This doesn’t mean that Desplat isn’t composing music for Rogue One, but it suggests that there is some kind of behind-the-scenes tension. We’ll probably hear something official soon enough.

It’s week two of this year’s Star Wars: Force For Change charity fundraising campaign and we have a new Rogue One theme. Now, if you donate a little bit of cash to a good cause, you have the chance to win a Stormtrooper helmet autographed by the Rogue One cast. But don’t take my word for it – Felicity Jones explains the details in the video above.

The 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards are happening on right now, so if you have the hankering to make your own Star Wars short film, this is your best possible platform. Awards will be given in categories like Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice, but the top prize is Filmmaker Select, which will go to the “movie deemed best overall.” This year’s judges in that category are Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, producer John Swartz, and executive producer John Knoll. Everything you need to know can be found in the video above.

The always-useful Star Wars Minute has dedicated an episode to Bevel Lemelisk, the designer of both Death Stars in the original expanded universe. This character no longer exits, wiped out in the Disney canon purge, but it’s still a fun watch…mainly because the character seems more than a little ridiculous. With current rumors suggesting that Mads Mikkelsen‘s character is the designer of the Death Star in the new canon, poor Bevel is probably about to be erased from continuity forever. Pour one out for the man.

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