Hold onto your Wookies! Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) in two ‘Star Wars’ prequels, might be picking up his lightsaber again. Hayden will allegedly bring Vader back to the big screen in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII,’ according to a new report!
Cue the “Imperial March” and grab your blasters. Darth Vader is reportedly returning to a galaxy far, far away. Vader will reportedly appear in an upcoming Star Wars movie and the person behind the iconic mask will allegedly be the former Anakin Skywalker, Hayden Christensen, 34!
Star Wars fans are counting down the days until Dec. 18, 2015, when Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens is finally released in theaters. The film takes place after the events after Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, when (Spoiler Alert!) Darth Vader dies after saving Luke Skywalker from the Emperor. However, that may not be the last we ever see of the Sith Lord, as a new report suggests Darth Vader will appear in Episode VIII!
“A team in the U.K. are soon heading to the U.S. to begin training Hayden Christensen for a Star Wars: Episode VIII appearance of some sort,” a source told Making Star Wars. WOW. What could Hayden be allegedly be training for?
The source didn’t say if he will be in costume as Darth Vader, or if he will appear as Anakin Skywalker. But, a source told Making Star Wars that “fully operational Darth Vader Chest piece along with the helmet” has reportedly made it to the creature shop for Episode VIII. Hmmm.
For some fans, this report comes straight from the Dark Side. Hayden’s turn as Anakin in both Episode II: The Clone Wars and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was a low point for some. When news of this reported appearance hit the Internet, some responded by tweeting, “PLEASE GOD NO” and similar reactions.
We will have to wait to see if Hayden wields the red lightsaber. Episode VIII is set for a 2017 release — it hasn’t even begun filming yet! In the meantime, let’s all get excited for The Force Awakens!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Hayden should make an appearance in a new Star Wars movie?
— Jason Brow