Hayden Christensen Teases A “Very Powerful” Darth Vader For Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
When he last fought Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker was still a student about to take a crash course in what geothermal planetary surfaces could do to his body. By the time the new Obi-Wan series premieres on Disney. In May, the man the entire galaxy knows as the terrifying Darth Vader will be a far more powerful and influential figure that the former Jedi hopes to avoid.
“We’re going to see a very powerful Vader,” said Hayden Christensen. Who is returning to the role for the first time since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Entertainment Weekly.
“His shadow casts a lot of what we do. Added series writer Joby Harold. “And the extent of its closeness to that shadow is something we will discover. But he’s a very emotional part of the show for Obi-Wan, and maybe beyond that.”
Vader’s power was fully on display in the 2016 Star Wars story Rogue One. In which he effectively blasted his way through a corridor of Rebel Alliance soldiers at that film’s climax. In the Star Wars Rebels animated series, Vader was an almost unstoppable force of nature against which the show’s numerous protagonists lost hopelessly.
In addition to his imposing physical presence and skill in the use of the Force, Vader was also portrayed as a cunning master of politics and mind games within the Galactic Empire. Foiling plots that would otherwise undermine his influence in Emperor Palpatine’s regime.
In case you missed it. Obi-Wan’s first trailer had plenty to show when he debuted this week. Including a first look at Inquisitor Reva, played by King’s Gambit’s Moses Ingram. Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on May 25 on Disney+.