When we are talking about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we are debating whether Hayden Christenson’s Anakin Skywalker will return.
Given that the film was billed extensively as the finale of the nine-film Skywalker Saga and was bringing back Emperor Palpatine, fans were hopeful.
After all, Anakin is the main character for the first six films and both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi which are directly related to his legacy.
Now, The Rise of Skywalker is in the wild and spoilers are flying about what is and what is not in the film and discovers that Anakin is indeed involved. well kinda.
You may remember in The Force Awakens that during Ray’s ‘Force Vision’, you hear a new line from Evan McGregor as soon as Obi-Wan connects with the background. And it appears that this is the same kind of deal.
According to those who have watched the film, we get to hear the voices of several previous Jedi from the series, including Anakin’s line – “Restore Balance, as I once did” – a little louder than the rest.
Sadly, it is a very quick moment and his voice is so obnoxious that many critics have missed it, but he is there. Although the film features Anakin, this small voice-only cameo is unlikely to satisfy fans who were expecting him to appear as a ghost haunt and provide some ultimate solution to his story.
In any case, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is being slated in reviews (it currently sits at 53% on the Tomatometer – the same rating as The Phantom Men’s), making it a huge opportunity for history.
The right decision will come in a few hours when the film will open to the audience and we will make our decision on it.