David Prowse in Darth Vader outfitThings aren't going well for the original Dark Lord of the Sith.

Dave Prowse, who wore the Darth Vader costume in the first three Star Wars films has been banned from the forthcoming Lucas Film Star Wars Celebration party in Orlando, Florida. Not only that but he's been told his presence won't be welcome at any Lucas Film/Star Wars related events.

As Prowse announced on his website: It is with regret that I have been informed by my friends at C2 Ventures, Ben and Phillip, that I am not to be invited to C5 this year or any other Lucas Film associated events. After enquiring, the only thing I have been told is that I have 'burnt too many bridges between Lucas Film and myself' - no other reason given...

Read more about the banning of Vader after the jump... David Prowse in Darth Vader outfitThings aren't going well for the original Dark Lord of the Sith.

Dave Prowse, who wore the Darth Vader costume in the first three Star Wars films has been banned from the forthcoming Lucas Film Star Wars Celebration party in Orlando, Florida. Not only that but he's been told his presence won't be welcome at any Lucas Film/Star Wars related events.

As Prowse announced on his website: It is with regret that I have been informed by my friends at C2 Ventures, Ben and Phillip, that I am not to be invited to C5 this year or any other Lucas Film associated events. After enquiring, the only thing I have been told is that I have 'burnt too many bridges between Lucas Film and myself' - no other reason given...

Hmmm, there could be a reason though seeing as Uncle George is probably fuming at comments Prowse recently made to SlashFilm about not receiving any residual payment for the $572 million-grossing Return of the Jedi... because it didn't make a profit(!): "I get these occasional letters from Lucasfilm saying that we regret to inform you that as Return of the Jedi has never gone into profit, we've got nothing to send you. Now here we're talking about one of the biggest releases of all time..."

I think poor old Dave should probably learn to keep his mouth shut otherwise we'll have to sit through another re-release of the original films with Prowse's presence completely replaced by a digital Vader. Seriously, you know it could happen...

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