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Source says Darth Vader will return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

It was only a matter of time, but we've finally heard our first rumor about Star Wars: Episode VII that ruins all hope for a reinvigorated franchise: The U.K.'s Daily Express newspaper swears they've heard that Darth Vader will return. Just leave him out, then add him digitally in the special edition, okay?

"He's an integral part of the franchise. Replacing him is virtually impossible," an unnamed source tells the paper, saying that just because he died in Return of the Jedi doesn't mean he can't reappear. "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."

But with news like that, will the fanboys reappear from the smoking ruin that is the prequels? Well, yeah, they will. That's why they're called fanboys. We'd say this couldn't possibly be true, but after Jar Jar Binks, who knows?

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