Rumor Patrol: Darth Vader to Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

A new 'Star Wars' rumor claims that Darth Vader will appear in 'Episode 7.' We examine the possibility and what it might mean.

Darth Vader voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger

As is expected with a J.J. Abrams production, very few concrete details are known about his upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VII. Outside of confirmed cast members (including original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher), very little been made official. This has caused fans to resort to following the rumor mill to see the endless possibilities of what the plot will entail and what characters the new additions to the franchise will be portraying in the hotly-anticipated sequel.

Now, Star Wars followers have another rumor to chew on while they wait for word from Disney. According to a report in the Irish Mirror (hat tip to CinemaBlend), wrestler Sheamus will join the expanding roster of actors in the role of none other than... the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.

As is the case with these things, people should take this information with a MAJOR grain of salt, but the man who's the subject of the rumor certainly didn't do anything to put out the flames when he tweeted the following for the world to see: