Rogue One: A Star Wars Story took place on planets brand new to the Star Wars canon, with one notable exception. Tagging along with Imperial Director Orson Krennic, moviegoers were transported back to Mustafar, the lava world introduced in 2005's Revenge of the Sith. In the years following Anakin Skywalker's emotionally-draining showdown with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader erected a castle on the planet, which is where Krennic came to so he could complain to the Sith Lord about how unfairly he was being treated. It was interesting to see that Vader had a place he could go where he could take a break from the Empire grind, and while Vader died a few years after the events of Rogue One, it's possible we may see that castle again later down the line.
While discussing why Darth Vader decided to build his vacation home in the place where he had his limbs chopped off, Lucasfilm Vice-President and Executive Creative Director Doug Chiang let it slip that the sinister palace might be re-visited in a future Star Wars movie. Pay attention to the very end of his quote:
Doug Chiang didn't provide any hints about which Star Wars movies Darth Vader's castle might reappear, but since the Lucasfilm creative minds have spent so much time designing what lays within its walls, it'd be a waste if fans didn't get to see more of it. All we saw of the impressive structure in Rogue One was the bacta chamber where Vader went to meditate and the room where he warned Krennic not to choke on his ambition.
Even though Doug Chiang didn't say anything to Uproxx about what the future holds for Darth Vader's castle, we may already have an idea of when it will be back. Last week it was reported that Star Wars: The Last Jedi or Star Wars: Episode IX might revisit Mustafar because of Kylo Ren's personal journey, and that he would specifically explore the castle to presumably find some leftover goodies belonging to his grandfather. Rest assured, if we hear anything official about Castle Vader being included in any of the upcoming Star Wars movies, we'll let you know.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently available on Digital HD, and it will be released on Blu-ray/DVD next Tuesday, April 4.
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