According to BadassDigest.com, Darth Vader will make an appearance in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff movie, “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One”. This has not been officially confirmed from Disney or Lucasfilm, but it sure makes sense.
“Rogue One” is a prequel (sorry for saying that word) to “Star Wars: A New Hope” and if the main story is about a group of heroes trying to steal the plans for the Death Star, I am sure that Darth Vader will somehow play a part in the movie. Hopefully Darth Vader will have a bigger role than just a holo projection image but for now we’ll just have to wait until December 16, 2016 when “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” opens to find out.
From Badass Digest:
Hopefully this weekend at Comic-Con we will get some more information about the film, but in the meantime I have a tiny tidbit to share. I ran into a good source this past weekend and, over drinks, was told a nugget that should make people pretty intrigued: Darth Vader will be in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. He will not be the main antagonist but he will be working behind the scenes, pulling strings and will appear onscreen. Literally, I’m told – he’ll be showing up via viewscreen or holo projection or something. Will our heroes actually run into the Dark Lord of the Sith in person? My source wouldn’t say. My source was also mum about Grand Moff Tarkin, who was of course the commander of the fully operational Death Star.
Source: Badass Digest