Hayden Christensen May Return as Darth Vader in 'Star Wars Episode VIII'

The actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in previous 'Star Wars' movies is rumored to return as Darth Vader in the Rian Johnson-directed movie.

AceShowbiz - Ever since "Star Wars Episode VIII" was announced, there have been several rumors about the movie. Latest rumor from Making Star Wars suggests that Hayden Christensen, who portrayed young Anakin Skywalker in previous "Star Wars" movies, will make an appearance in the eight episode of the sci-fi movie series.

According to the site, "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." While the rumor has not been confirmed yet, people speculated that Christensen might appear as Darth Vader in a flashback scene. Otherwise, he is resurrected by Kylo Ren, who is obsessed with him.

The site also includes additional information about the first installment of "Star Wars" anthology movie "Rogue One". It is believed that Vader will also appear in the movie as "a fully operational Darth Vader chest piece along with the helmet made it to the creature shop for the next film."

If Vader plays a big role in the movie, there should be several suits for him. Since there is only one chest piece and one helmet spotted, it is predicted that even though Vader really appears, his screentime will be very limited.

"Star Wars Episode VIII" is directed by Rian Johnson and is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg. The movie is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. on May 26, 2017. As for "Rogue One", it is directed by Gareth Edwards and will be released Stateside on December 16, 2016.

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