Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new series of starwars, promises to bring what will be the great revenge of the century. And it is that the long-awaited reunion between the Jedi master of Ewan MCGregor with the Darth Vader by Hayden Christensen was an exciting reunion for the actors of the series.
It has been more than a decade since Christensen donned the Sith Lord’s costume for the last time. Since Episode III, it concluded with an epic showdown between Obi-Wan and an Anakin fully embracing the dark path of the Force.
As fans of the galactic saga will well remember the duel between both contingents and experts in the ways of the Force on Mustafar, it ended with the Skywalker’s defeat at the hands of his mentor.
After being defeated by his mentor, who exiled himself, after his bitter victory and being rescued by Palpatine, Anakin ended up becoming what would later become the great villain of the saga. A scene that would remain forever on fire in the retinas of the fans of the saga, who had long wanted to know how the father of Luke Skywalker he became Vader, the Emperor’s right-hand man.
and it has been Hayden Christensen who has expressed what the reunion between his Darth Vader with the Jedi Master, 17 years later having last faced each other in Revenge of the Sith.
In an interview with On Demand Entertainment the actor who returns in Obi-Wan Kenobi as the great antagonist of the galactic saga has assured that “it was surreal”. “It’s an amazing suit, and putting it back on made me really excited. It’s amazing to be able to wear it, it’s an honor to wear it. It’s really fun, really.”
Of course, he stressed that Vader’s armor is “incredibly heavy”. “It’s a hulk to put on and it’s not designed to go to the bathroom. But she goes with the charge, ”Christensen added before continuing on his return to the universe created by george lucas. “I’m very excited. It is a pleasure to be back and I am very proud of the series and I hope that the fans can see it.”
A return that, in addition, is marked by the return of the other great protagonist of the new Star Wars fiction, that of Ewan McGregor like Obi-Wan Kenobi. And for Christensen, meeting again with his old co-star and eternal rival in fiction has been “the best thing”.
“I adore this man. We became very close friends when we were shooting the prequels and We had so much fun together. So to come back and do more with him with these characters has been just amazing. We caught up a bit before we started shooting, and it’s been great to be able to reconnect with my old friend.”
The synopsis of Obi-Wan Kenobi is as follows: “The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” in which Kenobi suffered his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who became the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
In addition to the aforementioned Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their respective roles as the Jedi Master and Darth Vader, respectively, they join the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
The director of the series, deborah chowis executive producer of the same along with Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Ewan McGregor and Joby Haroldthe screenwriter for Obi-Wan Kenobi.