LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Darth Vader at the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)

 

James Earl Jones has officially announced his retirement as the iconic voice of Darth Vader.

'Star Wars Identities' Exhibtion Press Preview & VIP Opening

COLOGNE, GERMANY – MAY 20: The first mock-up of the iconic Darth Vader helmet is seen during the ‘Star Wars Identities’ Exhibtion Press Preview & VIP Opening at Odysseum on May 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

 

 

Jones has been the voice of Vader since the original Star Wars film back in 1977.

'Star Wars Identities' Exhibtion Press Preview & VIP Opening

COLOGNE, GERMANY – MAY 20: The original costume worn by David Prowse as Darth Vader is seen during the ‘Star Wars Identities’ Exhibtion Press Preview & VIP Opening at Odysseum on May 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

 

He’s 91 years old now…and so he’s calling it a day.

Star Wars: The Exhibition - Private View

LONDON – MAY 04: The original costumes for Star Wars character Darth Vader stand on display at ‘Star Wars: The Exhibition’ at County hall on May 04, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

 

 

Check out our list below of Darth Vader’s most famous moments!   And good luck to the great James Earl Jones!

– East Side Dave

  • Vader In Rogue One

    Vader’s appearance in the brilliant Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One, was truly epic and as badass as we’ve ever seen the Sith lord.

  • Vader Chokeout #1

    Darth Vader loves choking out dudes with the Dark Side of the Force.   It’s just his thing, baby.   Here’s the first entry of what will be a few chokeouts.   From Episode IV: A New Hope.

  • Vader Puts On The Suit For The First Time

    After Obi-Wan Kenobi chops his arms and legs off on the side of a volcano…Vader needs fake limbs and his iconic suit to stay alive.   From Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.

  • Vader Chokeout #2

    Admiral Ozzle…we hardly knew ye.   Next time…don’t screw up in front of Darth Freakin’ Vader.   From The Empire Strikes Back.

  • Vader Vs. Obi-Wan

    Amazing fight and the absolute best lightsaber duel ever between former friends Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.   From Revenge Of The Sith.

  • Vader Vs. Obi-Wan Again

    Obi-Wan and Vader get into this rematch on the Death Star!   From Episode IV.

  • Vader chokeout #3

    From the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus…the scene was epic.

  • Vader Vs. Obi-Wan Yet Again

    From Disney Plus’ terrific series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, here’s the final part of an incredible duel that the two had.

  • Vader Saves Luke

    Darth Vader saves his son Luke Skywalker from the sinister Emperor Palpatine in this amazing scene.

  • Vader's Famous Quote

    Darth Vader gives cinema’s biggest revelation as he informs Luke Skywalker of something which was previously unthinkable.