Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story (2026): Is The Darth Vader Movie & Trailer Fake or Real?

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Written By Sedoso Feb

With the Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story (2026) trailer gaining popularity on the internet, viewers are wondering whether it is real. Consequently, they are wondering if Disney is releasing a solo Darth Vader movie. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Is the Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story movie trailer for 2026 fake or real?

The Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story trailer for 2026 is fake and fan-made.

The “Darth Trailer” YouTube channel with 64.3k subscribers launched the above 1 minute 9 seconds long teaser with the title Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story. Since then, it has gotten close to 1 million views as of writing. As per the description, the supposed movie will arrive in 2026 and will delve “into the enigmatic past of Darth Vader.”

The description further reads:

“We may see echoes of Anakin Skywalker, the valiant Jedi Knight who tragically succumbed to the dark side. Was it a fateful lightsaber duel with his former mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, that set him on this path? The trailer ignites speculation with glimpses of intense combat, showcasing Vader’s mastery of the Force and his imposing red lightsaber.”

It concludes by stating:

“Will “Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story” explore Vader’s descent into darkness? Perhaps it will shed light on his unwavering loyalty to the Galactic Empire and his ruthless pursuit of the Jedi Order. This captivating teaser is guaranteed to send shivers down the spines of Star Wars fans, leaving them yearning for more.”

However, this description also confirms that the footage is a “Fan (Concept) trailer.” Therefore, it is fake, as a movie with the title of “Lord Vader: A Star Wars Story” has not been put under development by Lucasfilm/Disney. Hence, it will not arrive in 2026.

Will Darth Vader return for a solo movie?

No, Darth Vader is not confirmed to be back for a solo movie.

However, Anakin Skywalker could return in Ahsoka Season 2. Also, he could be back as Darth Vader if Obi-Wan Kenobi gets renewed for Season 2. Regardless, he is not confirmed to be back for a solo movie.

The following upcoming Star Wars movies are currently under development:

  • The Mandalorian & Grogu
  • Untitled Dave Filoni Star Wars movie
  • Star Wars: New Jedi Order
  • Rogue Squadron
  • Untitled James Mangold Star Wars Movie
  • Untitled Taika Waititi Star Wars Movie
  • Lando
  • Shawn Levy’s Star Wars Movie

Among these films, there’s no Darth Vader solo outing yet.

For more Star Wars updates, learn when The Acolyte takes place. Also, find out whether Darth Plagueis will appear in it.

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