Rumor of the Day: Is Guardians' Spencer Wilding playing Darth Vader in Rogue One?

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Apr 12, 2016, 3:59 PM EDT

Ooga Chaka!  Ooga Ooga Ooga Chaka!  Here's some potential casting news with a memorable Marvel Cinematic Universe connection. Remember that savage, blue-skinned Kree prison guard at Kyln who rocks out to Blue Swede's Hooked on a Feeling with Star-Lord's Sony Walkman?  Well the actor, Spencer Wilding, is rumored to be donning the iconic black cape and breathing mask of the evil Darth Vader for Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


At a towering 6 foot 7, the Welsh-born former kickboxing champion has been a creature performer for over a decade, appearing in episodes of Doctor Who, playing the Prometheus monster in Victor Frankenstein, fighting Bruce Wayne as a League of Shadows ninja in Batman Begins, chasing Perseus through the labyrinth in Wrath of the Titans and parading as a wicked White Walker on Game of Thrones.  


Back in January we told you that Darth Vader would indeed be appearing in Rogue Onevoiced by the legendary James Earl Jones, but that the actor to play the Sith Lord on set had yet to be announced.  Reports from Flickering Myth place Wilding in soundstages running through Vader's script lines, which will be dubbed by Jones in post-production later.  Do you think Wilding is a good choice to fill David Prowse's imposing boots, and will you be hooked on seeing what he can bring to the role?


(Via Geek Tyrant)