While many other sites have been reporting this development as tied into the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek VII, it would appear that isn’t the case.  Because, well, DARTH VADER DIED.

As we reported previously this week, the new Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels was picked up for a full second season before it’s pilot even aired.  It would appear the new Vader scenes are for a Rebels special that will air on Disney-run ABC network.

Executive producer Dave Filoni said “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

Star Wars.com reports the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people.  The series is set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV.  The motley but clever crew of the starshipGhost – cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and grumpy old astromech droid Chopper – will face threatening new villains, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will air on ABC on Sunday, October 26.

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