Sightings of Hayden Christensen have fuelled the rumors that he’s returning to the Star Wars universe.
Rumors are swirling in the run up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s release that Hayden Christensen, Anakin Skywalker himself, might be returning to the franchise very soon. Not only that, but that he and Ian McDiarmid will appear together as Anakin Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine. Audiences last saw Hayden Christensen in the role of Anakin on the big screen during Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
But Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiarmid both visited children at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City together, as KUTV recently reported. This instantly sparked rumors that the two doing charitable events together like this could mean that Hayden Christensen would be returning to the universe with a role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The idea was only validated further when Disney cancelled a panel featuring Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiarmid at the FanX Salt Lake Comic-Con. This could purely be a coincidence, but it also wouldn’t be surprising if this was all deliberate from Disney. Given that the Emperor is already confirmed to have a role to play in the upcoming film, it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to see Hayden Christensen briefly return in a flashback, a force-vision or as a force-ghost.
So today I got to film and take pics of #AnakinSkywalker and #EmperorPalpatine meeting with kids at Primary Children's Hospital today. #StarWars #RiseOfSkywalker
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— Adam Forgie (@adamforgie) September 5, 2019
Do think this was only a kind gesture from the two actors, or do you also think it could be a sign that Hayden Christensen is coming back to Star Wars? Let us know in the comments.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.