Anakin Skywalker

Anakin SkywalkerHere is the man who will become Darth Vader in the final instalment of the Star Wars film series.

George Lucas’s sci-fi epic promises all manner of surprises as horrific circumstances ensure that Anakin Skywalker turns into the tortured Darth Vader. And, as this first picture shows, director Lucas has his designers on track to neatly jigsaw 2003′s Jedi Knight with 1977′s evil leader of the Death Star. The new, as yet untitled film, due for release in 2005, is actually Episode III in Lucas’s series, which began in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Hence, Anakin Skywalker’s mane is showing a decidedly ’70s style. There’s no sign of a repeat of Princess Leia’s coffee scroll hair-do yet.