Star Wars nostalgia: Christensen & McGregor reunite for Obi-Wan Kenobi series

    Hayden Christensen set to return as Darth Vader in Disney Plus' Obi-Wan Kenobi series, reuniting with Ewan McGregor 15 years after Revenge of the Sith.

    Hayden Christensen

    Back in the day, the galaxy far, far away witnessed a tale of passion, conflict, and metamorphosis. From the ambitious Jedi knight Anakin Skywalker to the menacing Sith Lord Darth Vader, Hayden Christensen's portrayal is stuff of legends. Fast-forward 15 years from Revenge of the Sith, and Christensen is slipping back into that iconic black armor for the much-awaited Disney Plus series, "Obi-Wan Kenobi".

    Revisiting An Old Rivalry

    While many of us remember the heated duel on the volcanic terrains of Mustafar, Christensen playfully recalls, "Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren't on the greatest of terms when we last saw them." And now, with the master Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan, sparks are expected to fly yet again. Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm's president, dubs it as "the rematch of the century."

    But what more can fans expect? With the narrative set a decade post Revenge of the Sith, the storyline is bound to delve deeper into the complexities of the fractured relationship between the master and his apprentice, now Sith lord. And overseeing this intergalactic drama is none other than Deborah Chow, acclaimed for her magic touch on The Mandalorian. On collaborating with Chow, Christensen quips, "It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all."

    While the Star Wars universe is set to expand with a slew of new content, from Ahsoka to Rogue Squadron, it's the reunion of Christensen and McGregor that's turning heads and making headlines. After all, Christensen's brief voice cameo in The Rise of Skywalker was just a teaser. This? This feels like homecoming. Or as Christensen puts it, "It feels good to be back."

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