Hayden Christensen coming back as Anakin Skywalker for ‘Ahsoka’ series. Continue the Redemption Tour!

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I’m all for the various actors of the Prequel Trilogy embarking on Redemption Tours in the Star Wars universe. Especially Hayden Christensen, who is officially a part of the Ahsoka series. The cast was done dirty by shitty directing, limp scripts, and, you know, an ass story. Unless you like the Prequels, in which case I’m sorry for your open head wounds, and I imagine you’re excited about this too.

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Face of a Franchise: Anakin Skywalker

[face of a franchise presents two individuals that’ve fulfilled the same role. your task — choose the better of the two and defend your choice in the rancor pit that is the comments section]

In 1977, moviegoers were introduced to Darth Vader – an evil, robotic space-samurai capable of manipulating an invisible shroud of mystical energy that blankets the entire universe. Oh, and he also has a goddamn laser-sword.

In 1999, Jake Lloyd was given the opportunity to play the childhood incarnation of Darth Vader – a little boy named Anakin Skywalker. Lloyd comes across as an overly-optimistic, stiff, terribly scripted, and ultimately unaffecting playground-dweller.

In 2002 and 2005, Hayden Christensen took hold of the reins as he played the part of teenyboppin’ pre-Vader. Through his performances, Christensen proves that the Dark Lord of the Sith was once an unnecessarily moody, stiff, terribly scripted, and ultimately unsympathetic teenager.

It’s a question none of us want to think about…

Who’s better – Jake Lloyd or Hayden Christensen?

I can’t wait to see the comments on this one.

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