With the announcement of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, fans are excited to see Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars universe as Darth Vader and the actor is extremely happy about the same.
Though, the actor recently noted that the character development is still in progress that could be explored more in the future, leaving the door open for more appearances as the figure.
How does Christensen go back into Star Wars?
Hayden Christensen told in an interview held by Total Film in the new issue of the magazine featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi on the cover. He tells “When George [Lucas] had brought me onto the prequels, it was to play Anakin. He gets knighted as Darth Vader towards the end, and for a couple of scenes, I get to put the suit on. But my journey with the character was with Anakin Skywalker. But the character? He’s such a complex character. And now, getting to explore the mindset and the emotional state of Darth Vader, has been a lot of fun.”
“The extent of this journey, I think, remains to be seen,” Christensen shared with Total Film, per GamesRadar, when discussing more outings as the Sith Lord. “But what a privilege to get to come back and do this, and to be a part of this project.”
Darth Vader made a live-action return for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but was only featured in a few scenes, while Ben Mendelsohn’s Krennic served as the main villain of that film. The villain will play a more centralized part in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi, though with the proper film analysis to be featured, he won’t be the only threat.
What Obi-Wan Kenobi Is All About?
Obi-Wan Kenobi is an upcoming American television series featuring the Star Wars character of the same name. The series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faces his greatest defeat. The series is directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed memorable episodes of The Mandalorian and features the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on May 27 which will be available on the Disney+ streaming platform.