The Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ released the first look at Darth Vader. Entertainment Weekly posted the image of the return of Hayden Christensen after the big trailer reveal yesterday.
While Star Wars fans are still swooning over the Obi-Wan Kenobi series trailer featuring the return of Ewan McGregor, another nostalgic moment arises as Christensen is about to make his return to the Star Wars Universe. Christensen played Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Christensen told Entertainment Weekly he’s been “sworn to secrecy” about his character’s arc in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Darth Vader Image From Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
Sometime last year, actor Sung Kang (Fast and Furious Franchise) talked about the team’s excitement for people to finally see the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. “The feeling that I get on set is every single crew member, you look in their eyes, and it’s like a kid going ‘I grew up watching Star Wars. Like, this is my dream to be here, to see one of the Star Wars characters, or the Darth Vader character or, you know, one of the Jedis walking around.'”
“No matter how old they are, it’s guys that do my makeup and stuff, and people who do the costumes, and all the set designers. There’s this feeling of legacy and it’s like everyone talks about history and why they feel so blessed to be here,” Kang added. “So there’s this history, there’s this kind of shared spirit and this passion of the connective tissue is all these Star Wars characters. I used to dress up, you know, in these Halloween costumes. I had a Darth Vader one and a Luke Skywalker one. It was all put together with duct tape after a while. And the fact that I’m actually on set and they’re putting a Star Wars costume on me? Come on, dude. It’s like [you] pinch yourself.”
Disney’s Description of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
“The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”
“The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.”
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series debuts on May 25th on Disney+.