‘Darth Vader VR Movie’ Happening: Is It Really Possible?

‘Darth Vader VR Movie’ Happening: Is It Really Possible?
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“Star Wars” fans are rejoicing as Lucasfilm revealed that they will be making a “Darth Vader VR” movie. However, after the prequels failed to wow fans with their portrayal of Anakin Skywalker, many are weary especially with the film using an untested technology.


With the Virtual Reality technology now within arm’s reach, many companies are trying to cash in. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the big three of console gaming, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo all have plans to take a chunk out of the VR market.

Some big franchises that have taken an interest in Virtual Reality including Star Trek, Assassin’s Creed, and of course, Star Wars.

The Dark Side Goes Virtual

According to Screen Rant, “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” screenwriter David S. Goyer recently announced a Darth Vader VR movie. This comes as no surprise considering that the franchise has been banking on immersing fans in the Star Wars universe.

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According to The Verge, Goyer joined the team of ILM’x xLab to announce the project. The film will be an original narrative Virtual Reality experience that will let fans be part of the story centered on none other than Vader himself.

To put into perspective, if you ever watched “Game of Thrones,” you will be the Three-Eyed Raven/Bran Stark in the film. You will be a visitor of the story and could even alter its course with your actions.

Not only will the audience feel as though they are inside the story itself, they will be able to touch the characters as well. In addition, the story will take place in a “persistent world” with day and night cycles and weather conditions that “persists” even if the user has already passed through the story.

While it sounds very complicated if not downright confusing, it’s not impossible. Teasing is one thing, completing it is something else but with technology that was once the stuff of science fiction is now a reality it certainly is achievable.

Goyer stated that he was excited that for a year or two from now, the audience can experience what he and his team are working on. The question now is will a Darth Vader VR movie undo what the prequels have done?

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