Hayden Christensen will take part in Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month. Details on which days the actor, who played Anakin Skywalker in the original trilogy, will be attending are yet to be revealed though. The event will run from April 11 to 15.
Fans can purchase autographs and meet the actor at the event. If it will be anything like the last one, he might take the stage once again and be part of a panel.
After the panned prequels, Christensen received a lot of hate for his character and did his best to stay away from Star Wars. However, all this changed when he participated in Star Wars Celebration Orlando two years ago, where he was in a panel with Ian McDermid, who played Emperor Palpatine, and Star Wars creator himself, George Lucas.
His unexpected attendance had many fans speculating that he might be reprising his role in the sequel trilogy. Of course, this didn't happen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, it did show that he is once again getting comfortable in the galaxy far, far away.
Rumors of Christensen's return have been around even before he was confirmed for Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Now that he's back, they will likely intensify. In fact, prior to the announcement, there's word going around that Anakin will be an integral part in Star Wars: Episode IX since it will mark the end of the Skywalker saga.
According to Star Wars enthusiast Mike Zeroh, director J.J. Abrams is trying to get Christensen to record new lines for the upcoming film. He hopes that the actor does some voiceover work for Episode IX this June.
The scenes Abrams has in mind for Anakin's return apparently involve Rey in a Jedi temple, where she sees glimpses of the past. Moments from the prequels will apparently be shown including new original scenes, the ones that the actor will take part in.
Christensen is the latest actor to join the Star Wars Celebration Chicago lineup, which already includes McDermid, Peter Mayhew, Paul Bettany, Warwick Davis, and Temuera Morrison.
Star Wars: Episode IX will hit cinemas December 20.