David Prowse has said that he wasn’t even told that Darth Vader was coming back for the ‘Star Wars’ prequel movie ‘Rogue One’.
News emerged last month that Vader would be making an appearance in the movie, and is even being voiced once again by James Earl Jones.
But sadly, no one seems to have told Mr Prowse, who donned the black suit in the first three iconic movies.
“I didn’t know anything about Darth Vader coming back actually,” he told the Radio Times, while appearing at the London Film and Comic Con.
“No, I didn’t know. Where did this come from?”
After adding that Vader’s return in the movie was ‘wonderful’, he went on to say: “It’d be nice to be offered the job again, because I’m still fit and healthy, and I’m still Darth Vader in and around the country.
“I get loads and loads of requests, you know, to do loads of personal appearances, both as myself and him. People are still very interested in Darth Vader.
“If I want I could be somewhere different in the world every weekend. Well, it’s incredible.”
Why he was passed over when the likes of Peter Mayhew reprised his role as Chewbacca in ‘The Force Awakens’ is not known.
Though he’s not always been complimentary about the movies in the past.
Speaking to The Sun last year about ‘The Force Awakens’, he said: “I’ve only got one favourite memory of filming Star Wars and that is when my very first cheque arrived.
“No one bothered to contact me about the new movie and to be honest I don’t care. I don’t even own Darth Vader’s mask anymore.
“Those behind the film cut me out and have continued to ignore me for years. So do I have any interest in watching the new movie? No, I don’t.”
Plus in 2010, after appearing in an anti-George Lucas documentary called ‘The People vs. George Lucas’, he claimed that he was frozen out of official Star Wars events.
Oh, and then there was famously spoiling the massive twist in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ during a speech in 1978, of course. That didn’t go down too well either.
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is out on December 16.
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