Hayden Christensen to Appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 3:01AM
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 3:01AM
Hayden Christensen to Appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII?
If you want to start a fight in any bar, just bring up Hayden Christensen's performance as Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel films. Christensen's role as the man who would be Darth Vader was at best polarizing and at worst terrible, but new rumors are suggesting that he could return as Vader... in Star Wars: Episode VIII

The rumor comes to us via Star Wars news site, Making Star Wars, and they have had a decent track record in the past when it comes to these types of things. According to their sources, which they admit they are a little suspicious of in this case, a U.K. Star Wars team is traveling to the U.S. to begin training Hayden Christensen so he'll be ready to reprise his role of Vader for Episode VII. While we don't yet know the events of Episode VII that might possibly set such an appearance up, we can speculate. Like, perhaps Vader appears as a ghost, Return of the Jedi-style. Or maybe there's some kind of flashback involving the character, a missing piece of the Vader puzzle that's crucial to Benicio del Toro's villainous role. Who knows?



And in case that's not enough to whet your Vader whistle, the character may also show up in the franchise's first spin off film, Star Wars: Rogue One. The site mentions a rumor claiming that a working Darth Vader helmet and chest piece have made their way into the creature shop for the film, suggesting that Vader, or at least some of his costume, could make his way into that film as well. This at least makes a little more sense to us, since that film is scheduled to take place in between Episode III and Episode IV, when Vader was still very much alive.

So much Vader, so little time! We think it's safe to say that the new Disneyfied Star Wars has definitely gone over to the Dark Side.

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