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Hayden Christensen will return in upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series

Last August at D23 Expo, Lucasfilm announced the return of Ewan McGregor as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a special event series on streaming platform Disney+.

Officially titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series will “begin 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced at The Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day event that Hayden Christensen will be returning as Darth Vader!

“This will be the rematch of the century,” Kennedy said.

“It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker,” Christensen told Lucasfilm. “Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t on the greatest of terms when we last saw them… It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I’m excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back.”

The series is directed by Deborah Chow, who also directed episodes of hit series The Mandalorian Season 1.