Is Hayden Christensen Reprising His Darth Vader Role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII?
We've already heard a rumor that Darth Vader might appear in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars: Rogue One. We now have another rumor that suggests that he'll make an appearance in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII.
The following information comes from Making Star Wars, and none of this has been officially confirmed so it could all be complete BS. But they have been right about a few other things about what is happening in the Star Wars movies, so we'll just have to wait and see how it pans out.
In regards to Vader's appearance in Rogue One, they reveal some additional information that could confirm that he'll be in the movie. They say:
"The most I have heard at this juncture is that a fully operational Darth Vader chest piece along with the helmet made it to the creature shop for the next film. The lights on the chest piece work and everything. Here’s where I get hesitant about it: There were not several of them, just one seen by a source and mentioned by another. I believe that part of the info is correct that a suit made it to the props area. Does that mean it is in the film? Not entirely."
They then go on to talk about Star Wars: Episode VIII, and they say that Hayden Christensen might be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Their source told them:
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.
I find this rumor extremely hard to believe. The only way it really makes sense to me is if he comes back as a force ghost. The site goes on to speculate that the rumor "almost points towards some resurrection of Darth Vader story idea or perhaps a flashback?" Resurrection of Darth Vader?! Is that what Kylo Ren and The First Order could be up to? That's definitely an interesting theory!
Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently shooting, so if this information is true or not, we should know soon enough. I'll be honest, I never care to see Christensen in another Star Wars movie again. What do you think about these latest rumors?