Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Darthbane2007, Jan 15, 2013.
Will he have a role, or has he burned his bridges with Star Wars yet?
No unless they need a janitor.
Even though GL is not directing, he's still somewhat involved with Episode VII.
No chance in hell Prowse will be in it. And what for? Vader is dead.
Prowse could play Darth Vader's evil twin brother Barf Vadork who is an alcoholic Irishman who resembles all of the stereotypes of an Irishman.
He could play Chad Vader Store Manager.....
Yes! Because Star Wars needs more Chad Vader commentary.
I will say though that if an entertaining role is brought in for this guy I'll be happy with it. He is the guy who wore the suit for one of our favorite characters after all.
Since Lucas isn't directing I think he'd do a cameo if asked. Doubt he'd have an actual role though.
Absolutely no way would they allow him back. Prowse has a habit for shooting his mouth off, but doesn't have the acting cred to compensate for it.
At 78yo I doubt he will have any part in ST .
If anything, he'd cameo as a separate, non-Vader character ala Bulloch in ROTS
He will play Boba Fett's corpse.
I hate to say it, but I met him at a comic store signing before the prequels...and he was kind of a jerk.
On the plus side, the line was only about ten people long and I now have a signed 12" Vader in my collection.
Of course, he wrote "The REAL Darth Vader!" on it, which I regrettably failed to mention to him that he was in fact one of Four REAL Vader's,
if you include James Earl Jones, Hayden, and Sebastian Shaw...but I digress. No, he won't be in it.
I had heard he was banned from any Lucasfilm to-do... He's one of many old British actors who hates Star Wars
They should bring him in as a cameo. And he should rough someone up and say
"Hey! Get them into the cargo ele *looks at camera #2* Vader."
Followed by two blinks, a shove, some Chewie arghhhoOhohhhoI'ing and Threepio saying "I've got a bad feeling about this....".
Yeah, not a chance. Dude's persona non grata as far as LFL is concerned.
The only real Darth Vader is Bob Anderson wearing the suit with James Earl Jones talking, btw. Obscenely beautiful swordsmanship and utterly menacing voice ftw. ^_^
Whining about your ex-boss not paying you as per what you claim was in a contract *does* have the effect of making you a pariah.
Back in 1999 I lived in Colorado, about a mile away from the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. This is where they held Celebration I. For those of you who were not there, it was a great time as the first installment of the PT was about to hit. It was rainy and muddy, and the show was split bewteen a few different buildings and tents. You couldn't avoid wet feet and cold if you tried, but everyone was in happy spirits. Everyone but Dave Prowse.
One of the handfull of structures housing the show was a tent set up kinda like a Star Wars flea market on one side, and small stage with PA system for some Q and A sessions with some of the, shall we say........ lesser known Star Wars stars on the other. The two side were separated with a makeshift curtain if I recall correctly. While shopping and/or browsing the dealer side of the room, you could hear the interviews through the PA from the other side.
Smack dab in the middle of the flea market was a table with Dave Prowse signing for fans. He did have a nice crowd as many folks were excited to see and meet him. Most of them, including myself were not aware that he would be appearing at the show, so that was cool. I had met him before, so I waited until the line died down before I headed over to say hello. I didn't have anything for him to sign (already had signed DV figure at home!) nor did I have any money left to buy an 8x10 from him. By the time I got back to him, the room had cleared out, and he was sitting at the table by himself with no line and no handler at the table with him.
I walked up to the table and said hello. We had a nice little conversation about some Star Warsy things, and then it happened.......
What I didn't know at the time was that the room cleared out because Ray Park was scheduled for a Q and A at that time. Darth Maul was the new SW bad guy and people were stoked. Prowse's table was very close to the curtain separating the dealer area from the Q and A side of the room, so the PA was quite loud. The MC for the Q and A hit the stage and and introduced Park to the audiance.....
"Please welcome......the newest Star Wars villian....... the Dark Lord of the Sith!!! Darth Maul himself...Ray Park!!!"
As Park walked out on the stage, they played The Imperial March over the PA. Prowse went batpoop crazy!!!! He started swearing up and down something to the effect of "Who the **** does this kid think he is?..... Thats my theme!!!! Vaders Theme!! Nobody even knows this kid!!" I thought he was joking at first, but when I laughed, he turned it on me!! "Did you know about this?" he screamed at me. He screamed like a crazy old man!!! I kid you not.
It was hilarious, scary, and sad all at the same time. He stormed away just as a buddy of mine made his way over to me. My friend looked at me and said I had a look on my face like I had just seen a ghost. I guess he kinda scared me a little with his outburst. I couldn't even describe what had just happened.
Wow...that's crazy. But you know, it fits right in with all the stories I've heard.
I wonder if situations like that are what prompted him to start signing his autographs as "David Prowse IS Darth Vader."
I heard the nicest Star Wars celeb is Kenny Baker. Fisher very nice as well from what I hear.
Correct, Kenny Baker is awesome, shared a few drinks with him and his partner one evening after a con and he really couldn't be more friendly & funny.
In regards to Prowse, with everything I've heard, read and witnessed I'd be surprised if they let him anywhere near Star Wars again. Sad really.
When I met Dave, he was pretty chill. We were well into the PT by then, so he seemed content just soaking up whatever fan limelight he had. It was cool to meet him, got a signed Vader pic ("David Prowse IS Darth Vader!"), he also signed my "Vampire Circus" lobby card and was glad someone mentioned another film besides SW. He was a little intimidating to approach, as he looked like a heroin addict that hasn't slept since 1977. Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker were, by far, the "coolest" with the fans. Prowse seemed like he was 'trying' to be more 'with it' or whatever, perhaps trying to show he wasn't such a bad guy. A bit cantankerous and 'scowly,' but pretty cool nonetheless.
Edit: Come to think of it, he's like the Old Guy that screams at kids to get off his lawn. Harmless and everyone knows what a nut he is, and he doesn't care if anyone thinks so.
So why exactly has he been banned from any Lucasfilm events? Was it a culmination of things?
Whups. After reading some of these posts regarding Prowse's sig, I dug out my signed Vader to double check it. It does in fact read, "David Prowse IS Darth Vader!". I guess my memory was off on that one. My point above still stands though. He was a Jerk.
I always figured it started with him slipping around ROTJ that Vader died. Then, it progressed through all his bizarre accusations of being promised screentime sans helmet in ROTJ only to be wronged by them stuffing Sebastian in there. On and on through the years of how shabbily he was treated until he finally complained that Lucas owed him money because of some alleged clause in his ROTJ contract. That stuff adds up. Didn't he raise a stink about not being invited to be In The Suit in ROTS? I seem to remember some such news bit around here back then.
He is just a poor victim of circumstance, forever sitting at that folding card table, charging $20 a pop for his signature, one man fighting The Man, a lone voice of reason amid a sea of lies...etc, etc.