Obi-Wan Kenobi Fans Celebrate The Return Of Hayden Christensen


With production about to begin on the massively-anticipated Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the entire cast yesterday, and it’s packed to the brim with new talent and a few returning faces.

Much like leading man Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are making their first appearances in a galaxy far, far away since Revenge of the Sith, and you’d imagine that Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru could have a significant role to play in the story, especially when Edgerton has become a pretty big name over the last fifteen years.

It’s easily the most stacked ensemble gathered for one of Disney Plus’ Star Wars shows yet, with established stars like Kumail Nanjiani, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Sung Kang all on board. However, it shouldn’t come as a shock to discover that most of the hype fell on Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker, who was the first name other than McGregor to be confirmed last year.

Despite being relatively old news at this point, fans were still quick to flood social media with their excitement over seeing Obi-Wan and Darth Vader share the screen once again, as you can see from the reactions below.

Lucasfilm have already promised us the rematch of the century between the two friends-turned-enemies, and Christensen taking second billing behind McGregor in the announcement could indicate a pretty meaty supporting role for the iconic villain. Obviously, Anakin is the extra crispy Darth Vader at this stage in the timeline, but there’ve been plenty of rumors that Obi-Wan Kenobi may include flashbacks to their time fighting side by side during the Clone Wars to add further depth to their ultimately irreconcilable relationship.