Hayden Christensen Might Be Darth Vader In ‘Star Wars VIII’
WHY? HOW? BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHY? George Lucas probably slipped this in the Disney deal like Congress, didn’t he? Son of a bitch.
Rumours have been swirling all year about Darth Vader possibly making an appearance in Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One, and that’s something which makes a lot of sense, especially when you take into account the fact that the movie takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Well, Making Star Wars (who have been fairly reliable for Star Wars rumours over the past couple of years) belive that there’s a chance we will be seeing him as, “a fully operational Darth Vader chest piece along with the helmet made it to the creature shop.” That’s interesting and all, but here’s where things take something of a surprising turn. One of their sources claim that, “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.” They don’t have any additional information beyond that, but this wouldn’t be all that surprising, whether the actor is brought back to appear in the suit for flashbacks (he did after all wear it for Vader’s scenes in Revenge of the Sith) or to possibly further flesh out Anakin Skywalker’s backstory. Hell, he may even be a Force Ghost!
Our official response.
If you were thinking “awesome, I get to see Hayden Christensen pics”, why don’t like good things?