It's finally happening: Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor are set for a major reunion as Star Wars confirms the former will be joining the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series. In addition to that, we finally have some new details about the upcoming Disney+ show.
The news was confirmed at Disney Investors Day where the show's official logo was also unveiled. The new logo was also shared by the official Star Wars Twitter account along with some details about the series. Check it out below.
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— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
"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," the caption reads.
That's right, Christensen will be playing DARTH VADER in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although it isn't confirmed that he will be sharing scenes with McGregor, the casting strongly implies that Vader may have had some encounter with Obi-Wan before their final duel in A New Hope.
Fans have long been hoping that Christensen will eventually return as Anakin Skywalker or Vader in the Star Wars Universe. Although his voice was heard in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it isn't exactly what people wanted to see. Needless to say, Christensen's return in Obi-Wan Kenobi is a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be directed by The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow. The new series has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.