It is true that it is still a remote possibility, but given the amount of exaggerations surrounding a possible comeback by Hayden Christensen, this is an encouraging sign that he can appear on the screen as one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga.
Christensen has joined the Rhode Island Comic Con lineup, to talk about his time in the franchise.
It may not be absolutely nothing to read, but it's worth noting that Christensen seems to have embraced his Star Wars prequel in the past a lot more in recent years, in fact, his appearance alongside Ian McDiarmid in the Star Wars celebration in 2017 was widely regarded as one of the highlights of the entire weekend.
So, is this just a bit of the actor's fan service? Or is it slowly replacing itself on the map before a cameo in Episode 9?
We are far from knowing for sure, but some fans of Reddit, who marked his appearance at the Comic Con of Rhode Island, are convinced that they will see it in some way.
"It's probably going to be in IX, in fact, if it's true that IX is the end of the Skywalker saga, you can almost guarantee that it will be in it," said one.
"I think it's fair that the Anakin Force Ghost appears, otherwise it would not make sense," said another.
A third wrote: "I pray that it be in IX. Anakin was my favorite character. "
Episode 9 will end the stories of the characters, including those of Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, Rose and Poe.
But several faces of previous films will reappear: Mark Hamill is repeating Luke Skywalker even though he seems to have died in last year's Last Jedi.
Billy Dee Williams, meanwhile, will be seen as Lando Calrissian for the first time since the original trilogy; and Leia by Carrie Fisher will return thanks to the unused images of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Anthony Daniels, as always, will also be seen as C-3PO.
Episode 9 is currently in production in the United Kingdom and Jordan, and other venues are also promoted.
Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe, said in a recent interview that filming has a slightly less rigid feel on this occasion; Giving the actors more freedom of creativity.
A possible consequence of this is the delays: it has been alleged that one of the games in Pinewood had to be extended for two months in the midst of rewriting and re-embossing.
Star Wars: Episode 9 will be released by the end of 2019.