Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker in new Star Wars series

Hayden Christensen is set to call on the Force and wield his lightsaber once more. 

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It has been announced that Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader, in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ live-action series “Ahsoka” on Disney+.

The news was first announced in an article from The Hollywood Reporter. The article states that multiple sources informed them of the news of Christensen’s reprisal. 

The article also states that secrets of Chrisrensen’s role in the “Ahsoka” series are being kept secret. Since “Ahsoka” is set five years after “Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi,” and at the same time as the counterpart hit series “The Mandalorian” Disney+, it is unknown if Christensen’s Anakin will appear as a Force ghost or in a flashback scene as Anakin from the Clone Wars or his Sith Lord alter-ego Darth Vader. It is even possible that Ahsoka Tano, who is the titular character of the series, might somehow travel to the “world and between worlds” that first appeared in the Disney animated series “Star Wars: Rebels.” 

Hayden Christensen joins Rosario Dawson, who will portray the fan-favorite Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, who debuted in the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series. He is also set to reprise the Darth Vader role in the live-action “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series in which Ewan McGreggor will reprise his role as the titular Jedi Master. The news of Christensen reprising his role as Darth Vader was first announced at Disney’s Investor Day in December 2020.  

“Ahsoka” is set to begin production in early 2022. 

Brian Adigwu

Brian of Earth-16 is a podcaster for the Geek Talk with Brian of Earth-16 and a contributing writer/journalist for the Daily Planet. You can also hear Brian on the DC Comics Geeks Nation podcast. When not writing, Brian enjoys going to the world of comic books, TV shows, video games, and pro-wrestling. He also loves listening to other podcasts and having a philosophical conversation.

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