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”. “Rogue One” takes place in between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope” on the Star Wars timeline so a Vader appearance makes more sense there than a Hayden Christensen cameo in “Episode VIII“.
We obviously don’t know what’s going to go down in The Force Awakens (maybe Supreme Leader Snoke is a Gungan or Kylo Ren is more whiney than nine-year-old Anakin), but the assumption from EVERYTHING we’ve seen suggests J.J. Abrams has worked to make something that befits both the Star Wars universe and the fandom. 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! That could absolutely be the case, but the crux of Germain’s theory comes from a couple curious details in the new novel Star Wars: Aftermath, the first significant story in The Journey to The Force Awakens series of books.
Meanwhile, over on GamesRadar, Darth Vader has been described like a typical horror movie boss. Usually the movie calls for multiple costume pieces.
When he’s close up, Darth Vader can use a heavy lightsaber swing to cut down swathes of Rebels in a single stroke.
News about other “Star Wars” character heroes will be revealed in the coming weeks, and apart from Luke and Vader, only Boba Fett has been confirmed. No one really knows at this point. The acting! Specifically, Hayden Christensen’s acting!
“A team in the United Kingdom are soon heading to the U.S.to begin training Hayden Christensen for a Star Wars: Episode VIII appearance of some sort”, the outlet reports. Possibly he’ll be part of a flashback scene?
It’s now being rumored that Anakin Skywalker will be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII. As Uproxx also notes, why would Christensen need to be “trained”, anyhow? But that doesn’t seem likely either as Disney has tried very hard to distance itself from the prequels, even though they are considered canon.