Spencer Wilding Will Be Playing Darth Vader in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Here’s an interesting tidbit of information regarding Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As you know, the movie is set before the events of A New Hope and revolves around a group of Rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. We know that Darth Vader will play a role in this story, and we know James Earl Jones will be back to provide the voice. Now, thanks to Flickering Myth, we know who will actually be wearing the iconic costume.
His name is Spencer Wilding, and he’s a character actor who has had small parts in various films since 2005. He’s played a variety of creatures in the Doctor Who series and also portrayed a White Walker in Game of Thrones. But he’s probably best known for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy as the prison guard who steals Peter Quill’s Walkman.
Wilding has the one major thing that the physical role of Darth Vader requires… he’s a tall dude who stands at 6’7", which is two inches taller than David Prowse, who originally played the character. The report also says that the actor been running lines on set, which is also what Prowse did, but Wilding actually understands that his voice will be dubbed — it won’t be a surprise to him like it was to Prowse.