Hayden Christensen to Reprise Role as Anakin Skywalker in New Disney+ Series

Oct 28, 2021 | News, Uncategorized



Disney’s new Ahsoka series is set to follow Anakin’s former apprentice from The Clone Wars animated series.

Ahsoka has recently appeared in The Mandalorian on Disney+, much to fans delight as it was the characters first live-action representation, played by actress Rosario Dawson.

The characters first appearance was in The Clone Wars (2008) after having been conceived by Dave Filoni and George Lucas. With the success of the movie, the series, and later on the Disney Rebels animated series with Ahsoka playing a pivotal role in all three, it’s no surprise the character became a fan favourite.

What we know so far

Disney announced the series during their Investor Day and that this series will get crossover events with other Disney+ Star Wars series such as The Mandalorian and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series that is set for release next year.

Hayden Christensen, known for his roles as Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), saw his character develop from a troubled young Jedi into the Galaxie’s most feared villain, Darth Vader.

Hayden Christensen is rumoured to be reprising his role as Darth Vader in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series on Disney+ alongside Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, the first time the two will be playing their original characters since the release of Revenge of the Sith over 15 years ago.

However, Christensen’s appearance in the Ahsoka TV series, according to The Hollywood Reporter, last Friday with Rosario Dawson apparently confirmed the rumours with an Instagram post that was quickly taken down.

Disney has confirmed that the Ahsoka series will take place along the same timelines as The Mandalorian, meaning that the stories events will take place after Anakin’s death at the end of Return of the Jedi.

This means any appearance of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker will have to be in the format of a flashback or his force ghost form seen in the remastered edition of Episode Six. There is no end to Star Wars’ ability to reintroduce old characters through force visions, flashbacks, or specific temples for vision-quest style encounters.

Get Ready!

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are the primary creators behind the series, with the leading writing role falling to Filoni this time, giving Star Wars fans the confidence that the series will be as much of a hit as The Mandalorian. Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau have been helping keep the Star Wars expanded universe growing with roles in creating the animated series Rebels, Resistance, and most recently The Bad Batch.

With The Book of Boba Fett set to premiere this December, Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi slate for release early in 2022, there is a likelihood that we won’t see Ahsoka until late 2022 or early 2023.


By Lewis Williamson

Twitter: @LewisKW0

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