This is really outrageous. David Prowse has been banned from Star Wars events. This is the actor who played Darth Vader in the costume (he did not do the speaking that was dubbed in by James Earl Jones). The former body builder who was also in movies like A Clockwork Orange is now 76 and crippled with arthritis. Here is where it gets infuriating.
“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…I have also been advised by the promoter of Paris Manga in September that LFL (Lucas Film Limited) have requested no photo opportunities with the 501 Squadron, even though I am commander in chief of the 501”
It’s possible this stems from complaints he made to Slashfilm last year that he isn’t getting any residual checks because, according to LucasFilms, the films “never made a profit.”