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Discussion Force Ghost Anakin (Hayden Christensen)

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by TheBBP, May 1, 2013.

  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I was thinking along those lines as well. Anakin can't become one with the Force until he helps set right what he helped to destroy. It would be nice to see at the end of Episode IX Anakin finally looking at peace as he slowly fades away and becomes one with the Force.
     
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  2. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've already imagined such a scene several times... I can imagine, at the typical big celebration at the end of IX, Anakin's ghost watches on, proud of his children and grandchildren, and all the people who helped, then he hears Padme's voice calling to him and he fades away, a peaceful expression on his face...

    I should write fanfiction. 0_0
     
  3. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Why?

    Luke has friends, Leia and Han if he needs someone to lean on. Let Yoda rest in peace. He deserves it. Anakin ... doesn't, really.
     
  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think that would be a great resolution to not only Anakin's story but the saga in general. I would love to hear Padme's voice calling him and knowing that both are watching over their offspring.
     
  5. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    And if Leia were to die? He might have a hard time with that. And he has a relationship with Yoda that he does not have with his father. Personally, I would prefer to never see Anakin again.
     
  6. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Anakin is an important character in the saga and very important to Luke, as he mirrored what Luke could become if he walked down the dark path. What any Skywalker could become. His relationship with Luke is very complex and conflict-ladden.

    Lukes relationship with Yoda isn't complex at all. No conflicts between those two. At least not anymore.

    Conflicts are good in writing.
     
  7. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Then I stand corrected. I wasn't aware that he had worked on them recently. I was under the assumption that they were working with things he had written shortly after ROTJ.

    Again, I was under the assumption that they were dealing with something written post-ROTJ.
     
  8. GoJohnnyGo

    GoJohnnyGo Jedi Knight star 1

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    not sure if i am in the minority, but i think we will see little to most likley no EU crossover characters or plot ideas...
     
  9. Legacy Jedi Endordude

    Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Knight star 3

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    Did anyone ever think of this? If there is an Anakin force ghost, who will he be teaching or instructing, Luke, or his child? (If he really has one)
     
  10. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I get the feeling that Luke would teach mostly everything to his children, but perhaps the child could have a close experience with the dark side, then Anakin could come and lecture the kid. You know *exactly* how ^_^
     
  11. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    LOL
     
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  12. Jedirush2112

    Jedirush2112 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh I hope not! We had enough bad acting from him in the prequels!
    [face_sick]

    Speaking of Force Ghosts, either Qui-Gon Jin or Yoda should make an appearance.
    [face_money_eyes]
     
  13. Jedirush2112

    Jedirush2112 Jedi Master star 4

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    I would find it interesting if Luke would start having dreams of his father choking his mother but no voices. Padme wasn't force sensitive.
    [face_skull]
     
  14. themetresgained

    themetresgained Jedi Knight star 4

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    Who said it would necessarily be Luke? It could easily be one of the next gen. Especially if one of them is skating towards the dark side, or has questions about it. Force Ghost!Anakin would be perfect for that.
     
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  15. VanishingReality

    VanishingReality Jedi Knight star 3

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    I want Anakin back, but I disagree with Hayden being the actor because I found the acting to be lacking in PT. Movie roles shouldn’t cast based on looks instead of acting skill.


    I’d like Anakin’s Force Ghost doing like Truce at Bakura, where he only appears to Leia, instead of Luke, because he wants her forgiveness. They are both ridiculously stubborn and blunt, so I find their interaction hilarious. (Especially Leia referring to Anakin only as the Ghost of Darth Vader)
     
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  16. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't want the flick to be cluttered with Force Ghosts, if Yoda starts showing up, so a CGI Obi-Wan and freakin Qui-Gon while you're at it, but I think if they were to use one, it should only be Anakin, and it should be Christensen.
     
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  17. Original Oatmeal

    Original Oatmeal Jedi Padawan star 1

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    who wants to see Windu force ghost? unless if Windu is still alive or frozen or something
     
  18. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Oh, great. Now I have to read the Truce at Bakura, no way around it.
     
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  19. fishtailsam

    fishtailsam Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wish this idea would die.
     
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  20. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    I too am from the school that Hayden was placed in ROTJ for the very reason of having him continue as the face of Anakin later on. I dont think that we will ever know for sure that that is the case, but I think it makes perfect sense.

    I totally understand that if Hayden shows up in the ST, it may not "prove" that his placement in ROTJ was for that reason, as we are all familiar with the varying number of "claims" made by GL along the way. However, I do think that, even in hindsight, it was a good decision that left the door open to using him in a more believable way if a "later on" were come into play. That "later on" being the ST we are all looking forward to.

    To be completely clear, I would have prefered Shaw NOT be removed from the ghost scene in ROTJ, but being as he was, using Hayden later will now come off a little smoother. At least to the younger audience.........
     
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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Your reasonableness is nearly staggering...
     
  22. Jedirush2112

    Jedirush2112 Jedi Master star 4

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    I wouldn't mind at all if Sam Jackson would make an appearance as a Ghost!
     
  23. themetresgained

    themetresgained Jedi Knight star 4

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    You and me both...
     
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  24. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh man I totally forgot about that ... it's been ages since I read Truce at Bakura. All I remember is something about lizards.

    If he appeared to Leia that'd be very interesting ... we get Leia's reaction to the revelation that Luke is her brother, but that scene in the Ewok village doesn't reveal much about how she feels about Vader, who essentially held her still while she was made to watch the death of her adoptive father (and all her people).

    It's been too long since I've read it to say if I like the novel or not, but kudos to Kathy Tyers for exploring this situation.
     
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  25. Ridley Solo

    Ridley Solo Jedi Master star 4

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    Truce at Bakura was the very first EU novel I read at age 10. I'm not sure how I feel about the story, but I will say that parts of the book made me cry.