“He deserves to be back in Star Wars again”: Hayden Christensen Reveals His Plans to Return as Darth Vader After Ahsoka Appearance

Hayden Christensen wants to rejoin the Star Wars franchise!

"He deserves to be back in Star Wars again": Hayden Christensen Reveals His Plans to Return as Darth Vader After Ahsoka Appearance


  • Hayden Christensen portrayed the role of Darth Vader before taking a break from the Star Wars franchise.
  • Christensen recently reprised his role in Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka
  • The actor reveals that he hopes to one day join the Star Wars franchise again.
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Hayden Christensen made the world afraid of the Dark Side by portraying the iconic role of Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise. Appearing in the role of Anakin Skywalker in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Christensen gave the character a new passion!


The character appeared in the later trilogy of George Lucas and then took a break from the Star Wars franchise. Hayden Christensen later lent his voice to the 2019 project The Rise of Skywalker. Starring in the recent Ahsoka series, Christensen hopes that he might one day get to return to the iconic franchise!

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Credit: Disney

Hayden Christensen Wants To Return To The Star Wars Franchise

Although the character did appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series in 2022, it seems that Christensen wants more from the Star Wars franchise. Getting digitally de-aged for his role as Anakin Skywalker in the recently released Ahsoka series, the actor seems to be involving himself with the franchise.

Hayden Christensen in a still from Ahsoka (2023)
Hayden Christensen in a still from Ahsoka (2023)

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On the Dagobah Dispatch, a podcast on Spotify, Christensen chatted with the hosts for a while to talk about all things Star Wars. Talking about the presence and absence of George Lucas, portraying Anakin Skywalker for the first time, and several other moments, Hayden Christensen said that he wants to join the Star Wars franchise again.

“If such an opportunity presents itself, I’ll be there with a big smile on my face.”

Fans couldn’t be happier with the news since several people took to X (formerly Twitter) to talk about the possible development. With the break that he took from the franchise, people have started realizing how great Christensen actually was as an actor. Upon his return to the franchise, fans indeed believed in the redemption arc of Christensen’s Skywalker.


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Fans Couldn’t Be Happier With Darth Vader’s Return

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Obi-wan Kenobi
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in Obi-wan Kenobi

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With the news that Christensen does want to return to the Star Wars franchise, fans took to X to talk about the potential return of Darth Vader. Tying the events of Ahsoka and Vader’s return, fans believe that Christensen has redeemed himself as an actor.


With the character appearing in Ahsoka and getting rave reviews from fans, it seems that Hayden Christensen might eventually return to the Star Wars franchise soon. The 2023 series received a rating of 7.6/10 on IMDB and a rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ahsoka is available to stream on Disney+ in the U.S.


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