VR series Vader Immortal is coming to the Oculus Rift family of headsets, and it will feature Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph in a major role.
According to a press release for Vader Immortal, Rudolph will play ZOE3, the fast-thinking droid co-pilot to the VR POV character. The news was first announced at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
"Much in the way Alan Tudyk did with K-2SO, we needed somebody for this role that could create a unique character using their improvisation and performance skills,” said writer David S. Goyer in the press release. “Maya truly was the first person we thought of, right from the very beginning, and her contributions and sense of humor have guided ZOE3 every step of the way."
Vader Immortal will take on the role of a smuggler who operates near Mustafar in-between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. However, the smuggler ends up on the radar of Darth Vader.
Director Ben Snow said, "As a fan, I've always wanted to feel what it’s like to be close to Darth Vader. So to have him walk right up in VR, not only with his mechanical breathing, but talking to and addressing you directly, is something that I think is going to be meaningful for a lot of fans.”
Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode I is set to be released later this Spring.