Hayden Christensen To Return In Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker in the untitled series on Obi-Wan Kenobi. This revelation was made during the Walt Disney Company’s announcement of several television shows and films from Lucasfilm being in development. It will be Christensen’s first time playing the character since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005. The character was previously voiced by Matt Lanter during the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and briefly in Star Wars Rebels.
Christensen will star alongside Ewan McGregor in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. McGregor also has not portrayed the character Obi-Wan Kenobi since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith, with the character being voiced by James Arnold Taylor. It is quite surprising that Christensen is returning to portray Anakin Skywalker, as his version of the character had been widely panned by both fans and critics alike for his bland and wooden performance and the immature and awkward writing surrounding the character.
It remains to be seen if this will be the performance by Christensen that will win fans over. However, Christensen is not only set to play Anakin Skywalker but also the full version of Darth Vader as well. It is unknown if James Earl Jones or another voice actor will dub over Christensen during the series when he is Darth Vader, but this will definitely a different change of pace for Star Wars media. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is said to take place ten years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and will focus on the title character hiding from the Empire on Tatooine and watching over Luke Skywalker from afar until the boy is ready to become the hero that will defeat Darth Vader and the Empire.
Christensen will return as Anakin Skywalker when the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is released on Disney+ sometime in 2022.
Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, joining Ewan McGregor in OBI-WAN KENOBI. The Original Series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9WR2npRUkk
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