Wendig Notes Similarity Between Dark Visions & His Axed Star Wars Comic

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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions, by writer Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum and artists David Lopez and Javi Pina, on sale now.

Writer Chuck Wendig has revealed details about the third issue of his canceled Shadow of Vader series, which appears to bear some resemblance to Dark Visions #3.

"Apropos of absolutely nothing, my issue three of SHADOW OF VADER was about a toxic fanboy (a morgue attendant on the Death Star) who became obsessed with Vader," Wendig wrote on Twitter. "(And it didn’t end well for him. Er, obviously.) I thought it was good and I’m sorry you won’t see it! Onward we go."

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When asked if he thought his story idea had been repurposed or copied for Dark Visions #3, Wendig responded, "I have no idea. I know sometimes things develop in similar directions without intent. And I certainly wasn’t included on the development of this new issue, so I can’t speak to that."

For those who haven't read the issue, Dark Visions #3, titled "Tall, Dark and Handsome," deals with an Imperial nurse's obsession with Darth Vader. In addition to collecting leftover parts from the Sith Lord, she fantasizes about Vader defending her against an abusive doctor and eventually gaining powers of her own.

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In October, Wendig revealed he'd been fired from Shadow of Vader over remarks he'd made on social media. "It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part," Wendig wrote. "Basically, because I was not civil." A month later, Marvel officially canceled the series. The publisher then announced Dark Visions in December.

Dark Visions #3 is available now. Dark Visions #4, by Hallum and artist Stephen Mooney, releases May 29.

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