In case you missed it the Walt
Disney Company made a huge purchase last year:
Lucasfilm Ltd. which means they now own almost
all of the rights to everything Star Wars, not
to mention Indiana Jones. So this week, in my
first Star Wars themed week, I will be talking
about Darth Vader, aka Anakin Skywalker. He can
be found in the Star Wars Saga (Episodes 1-6),
the television show 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars,'
and I can also see Disney creating more cartoons
based off of the Star Wars universe. He can also
be found in video games such as Star Wars: The
Force Unleashed, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Lego
Star Wars games, Soul Calibur IV, Star Wars: The
Force Unleashed 2, and many other Star Wars
related games. In other merchandise he can be
found in clothing, toys, books, pins, Disney
art, Legos, posters, and much more.
He was born on Tatooine, and
has had a number of empire bases, with the most
notably being the Death Star. His allies are
Boba Fett, Darth Sidious, Jabba the Hutt, the
Empire, the Stormtroopers, and the Clonetroopers.
His enemies include Han Solo, Yoda, the Rebel
Alliance, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian,
Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, the Jedi, R2-D2, and
Vader wears an all black
costume which includes robotic arms and legs, a
helmet that helps him breathe, and a device on
his chest that keeps him alive. He is extremely
dark, twisted, and people fear him.
He has been voiced by many
people over the years such as Matt Sloan, James
Earl Jones, and Scott Lawerence.
Darth Vader can be found in
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, he can also
be seen frequently during Star Wars Weekend at
Disney's Hollywood Studios, and he can be found
in the Jedi Training Academy.
I am really excited to see
where Disney can bring the franchise to; Episode
7 will hit theaters sometime in 2015.