September 27, 2015
'Star Wars' Rumor Says Hayden Christensen To Return To The 'Star Wars' Universe For Episode 8

Star Wars' Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker and then Darth Vader in Episodes 2 and 3 of the blockbuster film series, may be making a return to the big screen for an appearance in Star Wars Episode 8.

As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, the 34 year-old star may be bringing Darth Vader back in Episode 8. A source close to the film said that a team from the United Kingdom is coming in to train Christensen.
"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."
Although the source didn't say whether or not Christensen would return to Star Wars as Darth Vader or in some other capacity, it was revealed that a fully operational helmet and chest piece for Darth Vader were being made. USA Today reported that Episode 8 of the Star Wars series will be directed by Ryan Johnson. Johnson is responsible for directing the 2012 film Looper and the TV series Breaking Bad. Director J. J. Abrams is responsible for the Star Wars reboot and directed Episode 7.As reported by Inquisitr, another rumor associated with the current Star Wars movie surfaced that revealed Han Solo may die in Episode 7. According to an Epicstream report, either Han Solo or Chewbacca will die in the seventh installment.

Fan reaction to the return of Hayden Christensen has been less than positive for some while others liked his previous performances. Christensen's performance as both Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in the second and third Star Wars movies has been largely panned by many because of his lack of emotion in playing these characters. Many of the fans consider the second and third Star Wars installments to have been the worst of the series.

No word has been given by Hayden Christensen as to whether or not he will return to act in the the eighth installment of Star Wars. The seventh Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens, appears in theaters on December 18, 2015.

What do you think about Hayden Christensen returning to star in another Star Wars movie? How do you think the director will revive his character?

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