Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader in the Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced today.
Christensen will star opposite his former Star Wars prequel colleague Ewan McGregor, who’s reprising his role as the titular character. Obi-Wan Kenobiis set 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. Anakin Skywalker has become Darth Vader and Obi-Wan is still trying to recover from his greatest defeat.
The show was officially announced at D23, Disney’s biennial fan convention, last year. McGregor was onstage at D23 to make the announcement. “It feels so nice to say,” McGregor said.
Production is set to reprise the role in March 2021.