According to a new rumour, Hayden Christensen has signed on to play Anakin Skywalker in the Obi-Wan Disney+ series.
Over the years, there have been plenty of rumours that Hayden Christensen – the actor who played Anakin in George Lucas’ second two Star Wars prequels – would return to play the character once more.
He had a voice cameo as Anakin in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019 but what fans really want is to see him in the flesh. Previous rumours have included that Christensen could appear in the Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor on Disney+ and now a new report by LRM claims that the deal is done:
“It was only a matter of time for this deal to get done. We here at LRM can safely say that Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker for the upcoming Disney+ Kenobi series. Our source shared with me that the deal is done and Hayden Christensen will be coming back to the Star Wars franchise!”
The report continues to say that the casting was going to be announced at Star Wars Celebration 2020 but when that event got cancelled so did the announcement.
In perhaps the most exciting part of the report, LRM says that Anakin’s role in the Kenobi show won’t just be a cameo: “The biggest news from my source is Hayden is casted as a regular so that means we will be seeing Anakin in more than just a cameo appearance. During early parts of negotiations the role started out as just a cameo appearance. But the growing love of the prequel trilogy and the popularity of The Clone Wars, the role of Anakin has become a bigger part of the Kenobi storyline.”
Whether or not any of this is true is anyone’s guess but if this is legit, it is very exciting news. Hopefully, we get some official word soon, perhaps when the show is close to beginning filming. Right now, the Obi-Wan series is scheduled to get underway in early 2021.
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