Comic-Con Briefs Star Wars- July 25, 2021

Hayden Christensen said he had one conflict with the filmmakers about playing Darth Vader in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.”

“Unfortunately, I didn’t get to keep the costume,” he told a gathering of 6,500 fans at Comic-Con.

Christensen immersed himself in the villain’s lore, and was such an expert at lightsaber dueling that he asked the makers of an upcoming tie-in video game to change his digital character’s stance to better reflect Vader’s fighting style.

But some questions about the “Star Wars” universe left him at a loss, including this one: “Is the dark side of the Force stronger than the light?”

He was better at answering “What was it like to be Darth Vader?” a role he said he’d been looking forward since he started working on the previous “Star Wars” installment, “Attack of the Clones.”

“It was overwhelming. That has always been the exclamation mark in the back of my head throughout this entire process. Getting to put on the dark helmet and walk onstage as Vader … It was orgasmic.”

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