It’s been two and a half years since the Skywalker saga concluded. Now, Disney is moving their focus to further explore the universe of Star Wars through TV shows on Disney+. After The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, the next series will be Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is set to premiere on Disney+ tomorrow!
Hayden Christensen, who played the role of Anakin Skywalker in 2002’s Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Revenge of the Sith now returns to play Darth Vader in the series in which Ewan McGregor will reprise his role of the titular Jedi Master. Although Christensen received negative reviews for his performance in the prequel movies, and he didn’t act in many blockbuster movies since then, Christensen will return, and the pressure of playing Darth Vader, the real Darth Vader now, must be huge for him.
In an interview with ET Canada, Christensen was asked if he’d be willing do to a spin-off series focused on his Darth Vader, and the actor said he would absolutely do it. You can read his statement down below:
“Yeah, I mean, absolutely. I think this is a character that resonates in our culture in a very kind of profound way, and there’s certainly more there to explore. […] I would love to get to continue my journey with him.” — Hayden Christensen for ET Canada
Star Wars began to expand further in December 2020 when Disney announced a handful of spin-off shows, including Ahsoka, Andor, Acolyte, etc., which showed that Disney wants to develop more Star Wars content for the small screens before we get another adventure on the big screen.
Helmed by Deborah Chow, Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere with its first two episodes TOMORROW, May 27, exclusively on Disney+.