Hayden Christensen Returns as Darth Vader in New Star Wars Series

Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Disney Plus’s upcoming Obi-Wan series.

Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, will be reprising his role in Disney’s upcoming Obi-Wan series, featuring Ewan McGregor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace and the aforementioned films.

News of Christensen’s return was released by the President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, who made the announcement at a recent Disney Investors Day.

“We couldn’t tell the story of Obi-Wan without Darth Vader,” said the Mandalorian director, and soon-to-be director of the Obi-Wan series, Deborah Chow.

“We will definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again.”

The new Obi-Wan series will be released on Disney Plus and takes place between the 3rd and 4th Star wars films chronologically after Anakin Skywalker has become Darth Vader following a confrontation with his former Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Filming for the new series will begin in 2021.

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