Star Wars fans are celebrating Hayden Christensen's return to a galaxy far, far away when he reprises his role as Darth Vader opposite Ewan McGregor in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kathleen Kennedy confirmed Christensen's role during Disney Investor Day in December, where the Lucasfilm president teased the "rematch of the century" between Obi-Wan and his former Padawan apprentice — and friend — the ex-Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. After making a voiceover cameo in the climax of the episodic saga conclusion Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader for the first time since 2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse return as Owen and Beru Lars, respectively, alongside franchise newcomers Kumail Nanjiani (Marvel's Eternals), Sung Kang (the Fast & Furious franchise), O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Moses Ingram (The Queen's Gambit),
Indira Varma (Mission: Impossible 7), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), and Benny Safdie (Good Time).
"We couldn't tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin or Vader," Chow said in a sizzle reel shown exclusively at Disney Investor Day. McGregor said the "most beautiful thing" about Kenobi is that "it's brought me back together with Hayden. It'll be amazing to bring those characters back together again, very unexpectedly."
As Chow teased Star Wars fans will "definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again," we saw the blue-bladed lightsaber of a hooded Obi-Wan clash with the red Sith blade of Darth Vader — a rematch years after their fiery battle on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith.
"Having another swing at each other might be quite satisfying for everybody," McGregor said at the time. "We hope that you enjoy it as much as we're going to enjoy making it."
Revenge of the Sith
The Return of the King
Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series pic.twitter.com/2JMRXGL69s— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) March 29, 2021
I still can't believe that we are actually gonna get Ewan Obi-Wan Vs Hayden Vader.
This is going to break the Internet more then the Luke Skywalker scene in Mandalorian.— Starshower (@Bahamutifa) March 29, 2021
star wars fandom as soon as obi-wan kenobi stars and see hayden and ewan together again pic.twitter.com/aQbkuSJUy0— zed (@vadersanakin) March 29, 2021
A New Hope
I have very high hopes for this show l Also here's Hayden Christensen in the Darth Vader suit pic.twitter.com/nPyyyLMkDM— Yozami (@YozamiLive) March 29, 2021
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The Chosen One
Me at the tv when Hayden Christensen appears as Anakin again pic.twitter.com/A3W5cexoPP— krissy skywalker (@biloandbiggles) March 29, 2021
we’re really getting ewan mcgregor and hayden christensen together on screen again pic.twitter.com/XYODyREcs7— rain/rae. (@mooonrivr) March 29, 2021
I really hope Hayden Christensen is seeing all the love, support, and enthusiasm for his return as Anakin/Darth Vader. He truly deserves it. 🥺 https://t.co/IsBlVpfnZj— 🅹🆄🆂🆃🅸🅲🅴 (@justicegage) March 29, 2021
we’re so lucky to have hayden christensen as anakin skywalker/darth vader, and ewan mcgregor as obi-wan kenobi. they're the best we could ever ask for. pic.twitter.com/J9d49iBbu7— zed (@vadersanakin) March 29, 2021
Not like you need a reminder BUT
Reminder next year we FINALLY will get to see Ewan and Hayden rise again together on screen as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. pic.twitter.com/O4rjI9bgiH— Lauren 🌙 (@nottheanakinway) March 24, 2021