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The ghost of a prequel past is rumored to be haunting Star Wars: VIII and Rogue One.

Take this all with a grain of salt, but apparently Darth Vader himself may be returning to a galaxy far, far away. According to fan site Making Star Wars, a fully functioning Darth Vader helmet and chest piece have been spotted in the props department, and a team of undisclosed professionals are headed to the UK to train Christensen for an appearance in at least one upcoming Star Wars film.

These rumors are pretty flimsy as of now, but it's entirely possible that Christensen could be involved in a flashback scene or a shot of Vader with his helmet off in Rogue One, which takes place between episodes III and IV. There's also a possibility that the film could introduce the dark clone of Anakin Skywalker, but let's not count our midi-chlorians before they hatch.

Would anyone you be excited to see Anakin Skywalker back in Star Wars?

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If you haven't yet seen Star Wars VII, turn away!

For the rest of us, YouTuber Mr Sunday Movies has an interesting idea about who Rey might really be. According to his theory, Rey is actually the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi, born of a child he fathered during the gap between III and IV. It's certainly a less obvious theory than the one that frames her as Luke's daughter, but it would make for a nice twist, and an opportunity for Star Wars to not treat its audience like a bunch of idiots who need to be hit over the head with symbolism.