We’ve seen plenty of videos of various fictional characters going head-to-head in a fight to see who would emerge the victor. But I’m not sure there’s ever been one as ridiculous as this one. Thankfully, it’s also super entertaining.
In the video, we get to see what might happen if legendary Star Wars villain Darth Vader crossed paths with a human-sized, more realistic, weaponized Buzz Lightyear from Pixar’s Toy Story.
You can find out how the battle plays out in the video below.
Since today, May the 4th, marks the annual celebration of that film in the galaxy far, far away known to the billions of generations as Star Wars, I thought it would be fun to go back to 1976, the year right before the film was released when filming was still underway and a generation of science-fiction fans were being teased with elements and characters from the upcoming space opera, most notably at that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
The SDCC that everyone knows today circa 2016 was nothing like what it was four decades ago. There was no social media; there was no hint of that kind of anticipatory buzz that comes with each upcoming Con as the New Year bell tolls; cosplay was a term that was non-existent in those days, as well as even trying to get licensed or unlicensed for that matter favorite character paraphernalia to dress up in. You wanted a Spidey mask to wear? You best ask your mom to ask your grandmother to knit one out of itchy yarn. The things that Comic-Con goers take and see as gospel in today’s climate was light years away, unheard of, in 1976.
A new short has been released titled Darth Santa that brings together Christmas and the Star Wars universe. And no, it has nothing to do with the infamous holiday special.
The short features everyone’s favorite Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader taking over the job of Santa Claus, and not doing a very good job of it at all. In fact, Vader is a real grinch, playing pranks and generally wreaking havoc wherever he goes. It’s basically The Nightmare Before Christmas if Vader took the place of Jack Skellington, though intentional. The music used is even an impressive fusion of Star Wars music and Christmas music, including the Grinch’s song from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Click on over to the other side to check out the video, as well as a bonus making-of video.
One of the more eagerly anticipated titles coming out near the holidays is that of EA and Dice’s Star Wars: Battlefront. This morning, EA confirmed that there will be a beta test event in early October and fans can expect to have access to a major battle on Hoth and will indeed have control of two iconic characters in Luke Skywalker and the Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader.
As part of their Super Power Beat Down series, Machinima Prime has pitted two juggernauts against each other, DC Comics’ Batman vs. Darth Vader from Star Wars.
The setup is that Vader has the Kryptonian prisoner Superman locked away on the Death Star when the Dark Knight shows up to find, free from captivity, and extract Superman from the moon-sized space station. In his attempt, Batman comes face to face with Vader and the battle is on!
So who wins? Find out in the video below and be sure to share why you agree or disagree with the result.