Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most anticipated Star Wars projects, and not only because Ewan McGregor returns to reprise the iconic role he played 17 years ago in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. One more known name who’s going to make a huge comeback is Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, who will return as Anakin Skywalker, also known as notorious Darth Vader.
Darth Vader is one of the most known movie villains ever. Ever since he was introduced in the original Star Wars movie back in 1977, Darth Vader was an icon of popular culture. James Earl Jones provided his voice for the character while David Prowse played the character on the set of the original trilogy. Hayden Christensen played young Anakin Skywalker in Episode II and Episode III, and at the end of that prequel trilogy, his transformation to Darth Vader was complete following the death of his wife Padme.
James Earl Jones reprised his voice role as Darth Vader in 2016’s Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, but know, Vader will be played only by Christensen, which will be interesting to see, because even if you can put an actor in armor, it’s hard to believe his voice will be equally strong and intimidating as Earl Jones’s. But, we’ll worry about the voice later, now we have the first look, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and we can say that Vader looks as great as ever.
“Ewan McGregor returns in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a special event series on Disney+. Officially titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend, and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series is directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed memorable episodes of “The Mandalorian,” Season 1, and features the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi, official synopsis
Starring Ewan McGregor as the titular character and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.