Although the Skywalker Saga has officially concluded with Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it looks like we might not have seen the last of key character Anakin Skywalker. In fact, a new rumor suggests that actor Hayden Christensen could be returning as Anakin Skywalker for the upcoming Disney Plus series that’s being focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi.
While this is still just a rumor, as pointed out by LRM Online, it would make sense for Hayden Christensen to make an appearance as Anakin Skywalker, a role he played for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Interestingly, however, if the rumor is to believed – Christensen would actually be involved as a series regular. This means he would be contributing much more than just a simple cameo to the Obi-Wan series.
Apparently this plan to involve Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in the Obi-Wan Disney Plus series was going to be announced at August’s Star Wars Celebration. Unfortunately, the event was canceled last month in June. So all we have for now is this rumor.
Of course, even though it makes sense for Hayden Christensen to be involved, it’s unclear how exactly they’ll go about doing it. The series takes place between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope, in a time period when Anakin Skywalker is already Darth Vader. Whether we’ll get to see Vader himself be unmasked, or some kind of vision or flashback with an unburned Anakin is yet to be seen. But the possibilities for this popular franchise character to return certainly are interesting.
The Disney Plus Obi-Wan series was written by Joby Harold, while Deborah Chow is attached to direct. Ewan McGregor will play Obi-Wan Kenobi, and shooting is expected to begin next year in 2021.
Hopefully we’ll learn more about the series as that date approaches and whether or not we really can expect Hayden Christensen to make a return to the franchise.