Hayden Christensen’s presence in the cinematic sphere has been a cause of great fettering among the masses — be it because of his criticized role as Anakin Skywalker or the negative reception of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. With time, not only did Lucasfilm recover its respectable standing in the modern audience’s perception, but it seems that with the growing popularity of the Star Wars universe, Hayden Christensen, too, might be dipping his toes into the pool with much more confidence than he used to.
Hayden Christensen in Talks to Join MCU’s Fantastic Four
The great Darth Vader might be trading one suit for another as he is rumored to switch sides from Disney’s Lucasfilm to the Marvel Studios franchise. Although not official yet, Hayden Christensen is being considered for a role in the Phase Six slate of the MCU. Known for his remarkable on-screen presence despite a masked and cloaked appearance, and given that Marvel operates heavily on CGI and VFX, the actor may find his transition smooth and nonconforming in its element.
Currently, the MCU is gearing up for its last major finale of Phase Four with the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Once that’s done, Phase Five and its consequent Multiverse Saga will be beginning its narrative in full swing. The casting for all the major players in the Phase Five slate is complete. All that now remains is the preparation for MCU’s Phase Six launch which is scheduled to premiere on November 2024.
With barely a year to begin casting and sniping for actors and directors, Marvel looks to get back in the headhunting saddle at the earliest and as 2022 draws to a close, rumors and speculations are rife each week with actors who are being considered for roles in the lead roster of MCU’s highly anticipated Fantastic Four. Among those actors now resides the Star Wars veteran, Hayden Christensen.
Hayden Christensen: Reed Richards or Silver Surfer?
The somber personality and dignified presence of Hayden Christensen gives him an edge that neither Penn Badgley nor John Krasinski can display. The Obi-Wan Kenobi actor can mold into the eccentric genius of Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic as well as tap into the avenging cosmic CGI-painted wrath of the Silver Surfer. As the embodiment of Darth Vader, the actor has enough experience emoting through his voice, and the Silver Surfer might seem the most preferred choice for him on paper.
The internet on the other hand has other plans for him in store. The news has the fans riled up in every imaginable way and it seems there is not a single decision that they can settle on when it comes to choosing Hayden Christensen’s MCU role.
According to the insider Giant Freakin Robot, Hayden Christensen is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. pic.twitter.com/dfGmCal3Le
— 💭 (@comforthayden) October 20, 2022
Reed Richards or Nova probably
— PeakyLOTR (@BrockMorrison19) October 20, 2022
Lol watch them make him 616 sandman just as a meta joke
— Sp🎃🎃ky Joey (@joeysleister) October 20, 2022
I hope not Silver Surfer. He would make a great Johnny Storm, or another character who's in his 40's. Johnny Blaze maybe?
— Cristian Giovanni Paez Jr (@iamchrispaezjr) October 20, 2022
Victor von doom im callin it rn
— Spooky Jet$ (@JetsBaby3k) October 21, 2022
If this turns out to be true I REALLY WONT THE SAME person pic.twitter.com/XXrvoWMzwt
— Lauren McQuilty – 🦋WATCHED A JEDI'S JOURNEY🦋 (@naydenlover) October 20, 2022
Personally he such a great actor and I love marvel. The world deserves to see more of his incredible acting. It would be so freakin’ awesome but even if he isn’t, I would be okay.
— Agent N!kk! of SHIELD (@MarauderRose87) October 20, 2022
With speculations about Adam Driver leaning in toward the MCU film as well, the audience is spoilt for choices and the news about Christensen is simply providing the impetus before Marvel puts all the cogs in their rightful place.
Source: Giant Freaking Robot