Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a delightful space romp, a joyous return to the franchise’s roots, and, perhaps most importantly, an effective palate cleanser for George Lucas’ regrettable prequels. Of course, there are definitely some fans of the prequel trilogy out there—here’s one—who presumably include at least some of the people who helped make the damn things in the first place. For example, Hayden Christensen—a.k.a Anakin Skywalker, doing Sith business as Darth Vader—remembers the movies fondly (presumably minus the baby Jedi slaughter). And in an interview with etalk Canada, Christensen says he’d rejoin the franchise “in a heartbeat.”
The bulk of the chat is about his film, 90 Minutes In Heaven, but the Star Wars stuff starts around the 12:00 mark.
The Force Awakens reportedly cut a scene involving a ghostly Anakin/Vader who skulked around Kylo Ren’s quarters, while Rogue One is said to be planning an appearance from the heavy breather. Yeah, that’s just what the spin-off’s embattled production needs.