New Dumb Star Wars Rumor: Wrestler ‘Sheamus’ To Play Darth Vader

Now that Steven Moffat’s involvement in Star Wars has been thoroughly debunked, I hoped that we were due for a new crazy-ass, untrue rumor to start floating around about the Star Wars sequels.

And my wishes have been granted.

Apparently, the newspaper Irish Mirror is reporting that WWE wrestler ‘Sheamus’ (real name Stephen Farrelly) has been cast in Episode VII as Darth Vader. Their reasoning? Sheamus has played Vader in promotions and he happens to be in Ireland (where Star Wars is filming).

Yep. That’s it.

Nevermind that Vader is dead, and the Special Editions revamped Anakin Skywalker’s force ghost… doesn’t really look like a wrestler. Or that ‘Sheamus’ actually is Irish and might have other reasons to go to Ireland.

We expect this to get debunked pretty quickly, but hey — enjoy the stupid while you can.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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