The newest Star Wars rumors involve potential Darth Vader cameos in Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Rogue One. I’m not even going to tag these with a spoiler warning because the source themselves, Making Star Wars, seems unsure about these, but here it goes anyway.
Making Star Wars says a source reports, “A team in the UK are soon heading to the U.S. to begin training Hayden Christensen for a Star Wars: Episode VIII appearance of some sort.” Another source tells them a Darth Vader helmet and chest piece are in the creature shop for Star Wars: Rogue One (which may just be decoration for fun, not a prop for the movie, considering there’s only one of each piece there, not several back-up suits).
Let’s circle back to the Episode VIII rumor. Why would a team need to train Hayden Christensen for an appearance? A huge, choreographed flashback sequence? Acting lessons? Holding him down and gluing a douchey side-braid to his head? This rumor is bonkers, and I love it.
Anyway, if Episode VIII ever does bring back a prequel character for a cameo, I’d rather see somebody else, is all I’m saying.
(Via Making Star Wars)