New, exciting details about Disney’s planned theme park, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, has us pondering potential spoilers for the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Prominent YouTuber Mike Zeroh details in a recent video how Disney has built a replica of the Force tree (as seen in the teaser for The Last Jedi), where visitors will be able to walk inside and hear the voices of Force ghosts, specifically Yoda and Anakin Skywalker.
Why would Disney put the voice of the Skywalker patriarch inside this Force tree? While we have briefly heard Yoda’s voice in both the teaser trailer and during Rey’s Force vision in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we have yet to see or hear anything from Anakin. Is this the first big clue that prequels actor Hayden Christensen is involved in The Last Jedi? Will Anakin make his first appearance in the new Star Wars trilogy?
We took a look at a bunch of popular Star Wars characters that fans would like to see show up in The Last Jedi.
While most fans have a love-hate relationship with the prequels, thanks to their shoddy dialogue and often-confusing plot points, many have warmed up to the idea of Anakin Skywalker having some small part in the new trilogy. Christensen appeared at Star Wars Celebration in April, which was the first time for him since 2002. Considering that he has moved on from acting in recent years, the appearance for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars was interesting to say the least.
The main reason that people are hoping for a return from Anakin in The Last Jedi is that it makes sense. We saw at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi that Anakin has the ability to become a Force ghost, so it’s not a stretch of the imagination that he might appear in that same fashion in The Last Jedi.
The movie is primarily set on Ahch-To, the home of the original Jedi temple. Could Luke Skywalker spend all this time on that island alone without communing with Anakin? Having a brief scene where Christensen appears to pass along some wisdom to Luke or Rey would be satisfying and genuine.