Obi-Wan Kenobi Actor Hayden Christensen Believes Qui-Gon Could Have Stopped Anakin From Joining The Dark Side

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After a long 17 years, Obi-Wan Kenobi has finally arrived in the franchise and fans are happy about its return. The Disney+ miniseries was announced in 2019 and is set ten years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, where we see Ewan McGregor coming back into his titular character role of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+ on May 27

Obi-Wan Kenobi is also bringing back Darth Vader and fans will get to see more of him. The world came to know about his existence through Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, where the journey of a little boy, Anakin Skywalker was shown who would grow up to become Darth Vader.  We all are aware that Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn took Anakin out of slavery and insisted that he should become a Jedi which ultimately handled the fate of the entire galaxy.  Though this made fans curious about a completely different situation what would have happened if Qui-Gon’s plan would have gone as he intended.

A Brief Recap of Anakin Skywalker’s Life

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series now on Disney+

This is known that Qui-Gon took Anakin away from Tatooine and was planning to become his mentor, training him in the ways of the Force. Though the outcome was not what was expected by Qui-Gon as Darth Maul killed him that left the Anakin alone without a master. After the death of Qui-Gon, young Obi-Wan Kenobi who had become a Jedi Knight himself got the task of training Anakin.


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Hayden Christensen, who has been a part of the Star Wars franchise by playing the role of Anakin in two of the three Star Wars prequels is now taking the role of Darth Vader in the upcoming Disney+ series who will be seen on-screen with Ewan McGregor who will be taking the role of series lead’ Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Hayden Christensen Shares His Theory About Qui-Gon Stopping Anakin Not To Join The Dark Side

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Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader 

Just one day before the series premiere, the Star Wars Celebration was held where Christensen answered him about how he thought Anakin’s life would have been different had Qui-Gon been around.


“I think it’s a really fun thing to theorize about,” Christensen said. “And that’s part of what I like about this character, these concepts can turn about in your head. I think that the idea that he needed a strong parental figure in his life that he didn’t have holds a lot of truth. There’s a lot of ‘what ifs.”

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi have already premiered on Disney+ on May 27th.

Related: Obi-Wan Kenobi Takes Off With A Promising Note As Ewan McGregor Returns To The Galaxy


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