Hayden Christensen on suiting up as Darth Vader for Kenobi series

Hayden Christensen, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Not solely will the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence characteristic the return of Ewan McGregor as the previous Jedi Master, however we’ll additionally get to witness Hayden Christensen suiting up as Darth Vader almost twenty years after the discharge of Revenge of the Sith.

The return of Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi has left followers anxiously awaiting the discharge of the sequence and Hayden Christensen instructed Entertainment Weekly that it was slightly surreal reprising the position in any case these years.

It was principally numerous pleasure as a result of I had spent sufficient time with this character and felt like I knew him, and coming again to it felt very pure in numerous methods. And I used to be simply actually excited to get to return in and play Darth Vader at this level within the timeline as a result of it did really feel like a pure continuation of your journey with the character. And that was very significant for me… The entire expertise was very surreal. Just the character of coming again in any case this time. It’s such a novel alternative — one which each Ewan and I have been very grateful for.

As for getting to place the swimsuit again on? “Well, without getting into too much detail, it was amazing,” Christensen mentioned. “It’s a great honor to get to put that suit on.Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow has beforehand teased that this Vader isn’t fairly as absolutely fashioned because the one we meet in A New Hope. “For us, it’s very similar [to Obi-Wan] in the sense that he’s in between these two trilogies,” Chow defined. “So he isn’t the New Hope Vader fairly but, you understand what I imply? So we’re with the character kind of in the course of this era. It remains to be Vader clearly, but it surely’s a Vader that isn’t fairly as absolutely fashioned as A New Hope.

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In addition to Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, Obi-Wan Kenobi can even star Rupert Friend because the Grand Inquisitor, Moses Ingram as Reva/the Third Sister, Sung Kang because the Fifth Brother, Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars, and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars. Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Indira Varma, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine, and Simone Kessel can even seem. The Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence begins 10 years after the dramatic occasions of Revenge of the Sith the place Obi-Wan Kenobi confronted his biggest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his finest buddy and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the darkish aspect as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. It will debut on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.

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