Hayden Christensen’s return to a galaxy far far away continues as he is set to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Ahsoka series for Disney+. Christensen is already slated to return as Anakin in the upcoming Obi-Wan series.
The Hollywood Reporter says multiple Lucasfilm and Disney+ sources have confirmed that Christensen will return as Anakin Skywalker in the Ahsoka Tano series starring Rosario Dawson. Christensen first played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and his arc through Episode 3 saw him lose to the Dark Side and eventually become Darth Vader.
Plot details for Ahsoka are being kept under wraps, though Dave Filoni is set to write the series and executive produce alongside Jon Favreau.
Ahsoka Tano is Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan and was introduced in the animated Clone Wars series. Given the two character’s deep history together Christensen’s return as Skywalker in Ahsoka seems like a no-brainer. But whether he will return as Anakin or Darth Vader remains to be seen.
Dawson plays an older version of Tano and made the character’s live-action debut in the second season of The Mandalorian. It was later announced that Dawson will play Tano again in an Ahsoka solo series. Timeline-wise, Tano’s first live-action appearance took place after the original trilogy, which means Vader would be dead by the events of The Mandalorian.
Meanwhile, Christensen is already returning to the Star Wars universe in the upcoming Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor. This prequel series is set before the events of Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope and follows Obi-Wan as he navigates the fall of the Jedi Order and before taking Anakin’s son, Luke Skywalker, under his wing.
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