A new development has emerged from the Star Wars rumor mill. Apparently, prequel star Hayden Christensen will return to reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker in a regular capacity for the Star Wars’Obi-Wan Kenobi series bound for Disney+.
And Twitter is all for it.
The rumor comes from LRM which reports that Christensen will be a regular on the show after what was originally supposed to be a simple cameo grew from resurging popularity of the prequel trilogy as well as the cartoon series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Back in May, we at Inside the Magic reported the speculation that Hayden Christensen would return as Anakin, but at that point, it was unclear as to what capacity his role will be utilized.
Ewan McGregor is already confirmed to be reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and production is slated to begin in 2021.
While the reprisal of Anakin Skywalker is simply a rumor, fans across Twitter want to see it come to fruition as #DisneyGiveUsHayden gets trending.
@swnnskywalker shared a montage video saying, “It’s time to give us the team back.”
— em²¹² (@swnnskywalker) July 15, 2020
@SITHRODRICK shared the quote, “Where there is Kenobi, you will always find Skywalker not far behind.”
— ANNIE | MANIFESTING HAYDEN IN KENOBI SERIES (@SITHRODRICK) July 15, 2020
@sitharies said, “Hayden Christensen IS Anakin Skywalker. You can’t have the Kenobi show without Anakin Skywalker.”
— 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙝 ❂ (@sitharies) July 15, 2020
@HyperionPodcast said, “Seeing #DisneyGiveUsHayden is trending made me smile. I love seeing the #StarWars community rallying around an actor who was brutally vilified for so long. Yes #Disney, please give us #Hayden in flashbacks of #Anakin & #ObiWan in #Kenobi!”
Seeing #DisneyGiveUsHayden is trending made me smile. I love seeing the #StarWars community rallying around an actor who was brutally vilified for so long. Yes #Disney, please give us #Hayden in flashbacks of #Anakin & #ObiWan in #Kenobi! pic.twitter.com/CKtjC85BI5
— Hyperion Adventures Podcast (@HyperionPodcast) July 15, 2020
— magdalena-jinsoul (@chuukosmos) July 15, 2020
@charming567 said, “I have loved this gorgeous etc man since I was 10 years old (Now 25) I grew up with him and all I want is to see him back in Star Wars where he belongs as the true Chosen One. I miss #AnakinSkywalker so much.”
#disneygiveushayden I have loved this gorgeous etc man since I was 10 years old( Now 25) I grew up with him and all I want is to see him back in Star Wars where he belongs as the true Chosen One
I miss #AnakinSkywalker so much pic.twitter.com/if1641UGUT
— Monica Welsh (@charming567) July 15, 2020
But while fans rally behind their favorite Star Wars actor, there is still no word from Disney if Christensen’s return as Anakin Skywalker will happen, let alone how it will happen. The show is set to take place after the prequels when Kenobi is in exile on Tattooine. So, it makes sense for Anakin to appear in flashbacks, dreams, or the trials Kenobi must endure in order to become a force ghost.
As Yoda said in Empire Strikes Back, “Difficult to see. Always in motion, is the future.”
Other Obi-Wan Kenobi Rumors
- Samuel L. Jackson Might Return as Mace Windu in Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
Do you think they will bring Hayden Christensen back for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series? Do you want to see it happen? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!