Prowse as Vader in Episode III

Actor David Prowse hopes he gets the role of Darth Vader again in Episode III. The 66 years old actor thinks young Hayden Christensen isn’t up to the job. This article appeared in the Daily Telegraph lately; you can read it all here.

The 66-year-old, who suffers from arthritis and walks with the aid of a cane, doesn’t think young Hayden Christensen is up to the job of playing Vader in the final Star Wars flick. “I don’t know if he can do it. He must only be 5ft 9,” Prowse reasoned, remembering, “When I played him I was 6ft 7 and 20 stone,” and saying that he wants director George Lucas to give him a call.


Prowse also said that he thinks real Star Wars fans won’t be happy if anyone else plays Anakin Skywalker’s evil alter-ego. “I have such a huge following that if George Lucas offered the part to someone else, I’m sure fans would boycott the film,” Prowse speculated.

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