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    ‘Star Wars’ Actor Hayden Christensen Shirks Off Playing Batman By Praising Robert Pattinson, Admits He Is Ready For A “Good Jedi Story”

    Hayden Christensen, best known for his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the ‘Star Wars‘ prequels, recently shut down rumors about taking on the mantle of the Dark Knight. However, he had another role in mind.

    Hayden hinted at his readiness to feature as Anakin Skywalker in another Star Wars film. While Christensen’s official stance on returning to Star Wars remains unconfirmed, his recent comments have undoubtedly piqued the interest of fans.

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    Hayden Christensen Hints At ‘Star Wars’ Return After Shutting Down Rumors About Playing Batman

    Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Robert Pattinson as Batman
    Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Robert Pattinson as Batman

    While answering fan questions on GQ, Christensen was asked if he’d ever consider playing Batman. His response? A resounding thumbs up for the current Caped Crusader, Robert Pattinson. While Christensen’s answer regarding Batman was polite and complimentary towards Robert Pattinson’s recent portrayal, his true passion seemed to lie elsewhere.  

    Following his response about Pattinson, Christensen added, “But y’know, there’s always a place for a good Jedi story.” This cryptic comment sent a jolt through the Star Wars fanbase, sparking speculation about a potential return to the galaxy far, far away.

    Additionally, his career has been inextricably linked to Star Wars since his breakout role as Anakin Skywalker in 2002’s ‘Attack of the Clones.’ He reprised the role in 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith,’ portraying Anakin’s descent into the dark side and his transformation into the iconic Darth Vader.  Despite facing initial criticism, Christensen’s performance has grown in appreciation over the years.  

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    Is It Possible For Hayden To Return As Anakin Skywalker?

    Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
    Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker

    Christensen’s hint at a Jedi story aligns with recent rumors about future Star Wars projects. Rumors about Disney developing shows or films centered around Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi Knight, have been swirling for some time.  

    With Mark Hamill, the original Luke Skywalker actor, reaching an age where portraying a young and active Luke might be physically challenging, Christensen’s return as a younger Luke could be a strong possibility.  

    Additionally, the success of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, featuring flashbacks to Anakin and Obi-Wan‘s relationship, suggests a continued interest in exploring the prequel era. Moreover, Christensen’s return as Anakin, either in flashbacks or through the use of special effects, could be another avenue for Disney to explore.  

    Whether he dons the robes of a Jedi Master Luke Skywalker or revisits the dark side as Anakin Skywalker, there’s no denying the potential for a compelling story. Additionally, his experience and dedication to the character make him a strong candidate to revisit this iconic role. 

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