While he’s not expected to have a ton of screen time, it’s still nearly impossible for Star Wars fans to hold back their excitement over seeing Darth Vader appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After all, this is one of the most iconic movie characters ever – someone IGN named the greatest villain of all time.
In Star Wars continuity, Rogue One is Vader’s first live-action movie appearance after we see Anakin Skywalker fall to the Dark Side of the Force in Revenge of the Sith. But what happened in those two decades in-between? Below, you’ll find what we know about Vader’s actions in-between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, thanks to the official canon Star Wars novels and animated series that have used him in that time period.