Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader within the Disney + miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hayden Christensen returns to a galaxy far, far away. It has been confirmed that the actor will repeat his role as Darth Vader in Obi Wan KenobiThe upcoming series of events focused on the legendary Jedi in the works of Disney +. Ewan McGregor has long been ready to repeat his role from the Star Wars prequels on the series. This will mark a great reunion as the two have not shared the screen since the Sith Revenge ended.
Few details have been revealed about the plot of this Disney + series, but this is one of the biggest rematches in the history of the Star Wars franchise. Along with the casting announcement, a short teaser was also revealed that revealed the show’s title card. It was shared with the following message, confirming that the story will take place ten years after the events of the Sith’s Revenge.
“”Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader and joins Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi. The original series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith and comes to Disney. ”
Originally it was planned that Obi-Wan would return in a new one war of stars Movie. After Solo was bombed at the box office, Disney and Lucasfilm began retooling plans for the franchise away from solo spin-offs. It was then decided that a series of events would be the best way to go. Deborah Chow, who previously directed episodes of The Mandalorian, will direct the series. Unlike The Mandalorian, which has new directors for each episode, Chow is expected to be behind the camera throughout the series.
Hayden Christensen first appeared as Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones. He repeated the role in Revenge of the Sith, in which Anakin completed his transformation into Darth Vader. Obi-Wan and his former apprentice had a bitter and violent duel against Mustafar, which resulted in Anakin being left for dead and burned crispy. So having Christensen back as Vader carries some emotional weight, although Vader and Obi-Wan have crossed sabers again chronologically in A New Hope. Christensen has not appeared in live action on a Star Wars project since Revenge of the Sith. Although he gave his vote at the conclusion of The Rise of Skywalker.
For many years the prequels were maligned by fans. Thanks largely to shows like The Clone Wars, they have since been adopted by a large part of the fan base. In the sequel to the trilogy, Disney largely avoided that era in the timeline. The idea of anchoring this show firmly in the prequels is therefore significant.
Lucasfilm also has many other Star Wars shows in the works including an Ahsoka series, a Lando show, Andor, Acolyte, Rangers of the New Republic, and more. Given the success of The Mandalorian, television will be the future of the franchise. Obi-Wan Kenobi is slated to begin filming next year. We will keep you updated as more details become available. Make sure to check out the title teaser on the Star Wars Twitter account.
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