EW has an exclusive shot of Hayden Christensen in ''Episode 2''

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”When you put the belt on, there’s a little place where your lightsaber clicks in,” says Hayden Christensen, referring, of course, to the Anakin Skywalker costume he dons for ”Episode II” of ”Star Wars.” ”It’s just like, ‘Holy s—!”’

While you’ll have to wait until summer 2002 to see the 19 year old in action, Lucasfilm has released this exclusive shot of the man destined to become Darth Vader — and a rival to Justin Timberlake among the ”TRL” demographic. (Who knew young Jedis favor rattails?) Christensen, a virtual unknown before Lucas tapped him, took to wielding a lightsaber with full Force. ”It’s the most fun I’ve ever had in my life,” he swears. ”And to be honest, it was heavier than I expected.”

Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones

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