Jonathan Jackson has been officially cut from the unofficial list of Anakin Skywalkers.
created a stir when it revealed that the former Lucky was the top fan choice to play Anakin Skywalker in the next Star Wars
prequel. If you're not in the know, apparently Anakin Skywalker turns out to be Darth Vader down the line.
The hubbub surrounding the TV Guide report created a whirlwind of media hype. Newsweek
magazine ran a feature story
on the report --- and that was apparently Jackson's undoing.
"The article actually hurt him," Jackson's agent, Jane Berliner, told Entertainment Weekly
. "You know how George Lucas is ---
they don't like that kind of publicity."
Still in the running for the role are Titanic
heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Klein from the film American Pie
, James Van Der Beek of the WB's Dawson's Creek
, Ryan Phillippe (ex-Billy, One Life to Live
), and Eric Christian Olsen of the FOX show Get Real