Ewan McGregor recently alluded to shooting flashback scenes with Hayden Christensen in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be the next Star Wars series to hit Disney Plus after the conclusion of The Book of Boba Fett. Not only will the highly-anticipated series feature Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan, but Hayden Christensen is also set to appear.
Christensen’s role is one of the show’s biggest mysteries since Anakin Skywalker has now turned into Darth Vader at this point. Christensen didn’t return for Rogue One as Vader, so his inclusion leads to some fans thinking we will get some Clone Wars flashbacks. In an interview with Forbes, Ewan McGregor let it slip that he filmed scenes with Christensen’s Anakin for the series:
“I think it’s no secret that Hayden Christensen comes back and we got to play scenes together again as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and it was just fantastic to work with him again. I’m not going to give away anything else about the storyline, only I think it’s really going to satisfy Star Wars fans. I always felt there was a story between Episode III where I finished playing Obi-Wan in the movies and Episode IV where Alec Guinness is Obi-Wan Kenobi. The [Obi-Wan Kenobi series] writers and [director Deborah Chow] and I and everyone, I think we crafted or they crafted a very fine storyline. I think people are going to like it.”
Lucasfilm describes the Star Wars story as a special event series for Disney Plus, and there are not many details on the upcoming Star Wars series at this time. However, we know the series will feature a rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader ten years after Revenge of the Sith and before their final confrontation in A New Hope.
Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will hit Disney Plus on May 25, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming series, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.