“The most beautiful thing of all,” Ewan McGregor said today about the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader in the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, part of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise. McGregor made the comment in an Obi-Wan Kenobi featurette played during Disney Investor Day where Christensen’s casting was announced.
Christensen was a discovery by George Lucas, an unknown actor when he took on the role of grown-up Anakin Skywalker, the father of Luke and Leia who turns to the dark side of The Force and becomes Darth Vader. Christensen made his debut in Episode II: Attack of the Clones and then continued into Revenge of the Sith. We literally see Anakin’s demise and meltdown as he becomes Vader.
Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, joining Ewan McGregor in OBI-WAN KENOBI. The Original Series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9WR2npRUkk
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