Yes, yes. I know. He's dead. But Darth Vader is arguably the most popular and most marketable Star Wars character. I can't imagine Disney doing an Episode VII without Darth Vader in it. Perhaps Luke will get seriously injured and have to don an the Darth Vader armor to keep himself alive and do good, or maybe they clone Vader, or..... but I think it is unthinkable from a business standpoint to do a new Star Wars movie without Darth Vader. Again, this isn't Lucas telling his story, but Disney hoping to generate as much $$$ as possible. I'm sure standalone Vader movies occurring between III-IV are not a pipe dream anymore, but I can't imagine Disney not finding a way to get Darth Vader back into the story of upcoming episodes.. I do think they are going to completely disregard the EU. Anyone disagree?