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Wrestler Sheamus Vader Reveal? WWE Star the New Darth Vader for Star Wars Movie?

By Staff
Aug 11, 2014
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Will WWE wrestler Sheamus play Darth Vader in the new Star Wars movie?

Sheamus has hinted as much on Twitter.

The WWE star (real name Stephen Farrelly), has been spotted close to where filming is taking place on Skellig Michael Island in Ireland, and he recently tweeted a photo of himself wielding a toy lightsaber.

Sheamus also tweeted this clever little hint, "I cant confirm that i wont not be reprising role of Darth Vader in #StarWars … I hope that’s clear @IrishMirror ;)”

The new J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars sequel is much anticipated for fans and will star original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, who broke his leg during filming, but will still be in the film.

Mark Hamill said earlier that his return to 'Star Wars' was like an "unexpected gift".

The 62-year-old actor starred as Luke Skywalker in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and reprises his role in the upcoming next instalment 'Star Wars: Episode VII', and he's confessed he never imagined he'd be given the opportunity.

He said: "It's certainly unexpected. We had a beginning, a middle and an end - I never thought we'd come back. I still can't believe it's happening, and to go on to those sets that evoke so many memories, it's just astonishing. It just feels like an unexpected gift."

Although Hamill is also joined by his co-stars from the original trilogy in the sci-fi follow-up, a host of new talent has also been signed up to star and he's revealed he wouldn't dream of giving them advice.

Speaking to BBC News, he said: "I thought even if they [Disney] did the trilogy, that we [himself, Ford and Fisher] wouldn't be involved because it's really about the new generation of characters, you know, we're just there to lend support.

"These kids, they're not kids but they're so talented I was just overwhelmed. They're all so diverse, there are people I recognize like Andy Serkis and new people I'd never seen before like Daisy Ridley but they're so good that I'm thinking of asking them for advice - I don't want to give any myself."

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