Rumor of the Day: Star Wars VII will bring Darth Vader back to life

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Though a lot of the original cast have expressed interest in bringing their characters back for Star Wars VII, one of the franchise's most famous baddies bit the dust decades ago—but don't count Darth Vader out just yet.

The Express is reporting a rumor that Disney is keen to bring iconic evildoer Darth Vader back for the latest installment, which could be tough considering that he died in the climax of Return of the Jedi.

Here's what their anonymous insider had to say:

"He's an integral part of the franchise. Replacing him is virtually impossible. The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films ... This is science fiction remember. Darth Vader will rise from the ashes."
It makes sense that they'd want to use Vader, one of the most iconic characters in film, in their new trilogy. But, if true, it could irk fans to have one of the biggest moments from the original films ret-conned just to use a popular character.

It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out, but you've got to admit, it would be cool to have Han, Luke, Leia and Vader all back in one film.

What do you think? Should Vader come back from the dead?

(Via Express)