Rumor: Hayden Christensen To Appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII

According to a rumor that originated from, it seems that a former cast member from the Star Wars prequels is set to make his return in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The site reports a rumor that Hayden Christensen will return to the Star Wars universe in the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“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,” said Jason Ward Editor-In-Chief of Making Star Wars.

Christensen’s return would seem to point towards either a flashback scene or perhaps an even bigger story arc involving resurrection. Either way his return in Episode VIII would be nothing short of shocking to mega Star Wars fans around the globe. 

What do you guys think of possible return of the second most hated character in the Star Wars Universe?

Rian Johnson has screen play and director duties for Episode VIII and Benicio Del Toro has been cast as the villain.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, a year later Rogue One comes out on December 16, 2016 and then Episode VIII will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.


Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
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