At last week’s Walt Disney Company Investors Day event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy made a number of exciting announcements for the brand, which was purchased by Disney in 2012.
Among the biggest news to come out of the event was the fact that Hayden Christensen will, in fact, be reprising his role as Darth Vader in the upcoming Disney+ mini-series, OBI-WAN KENOBI: The Original Series.
Now, popular Instagram account BossLogic has imagined Christensen’s return as the iconic Star Wars villain with an incredible piece of artwork.
BossLogic captioned the post:
Can’t wait to see Hayden Christensen again #obiwankenobi @disneyplus
The Star Wars fan art poster features a rendering of Christensen wearing Darth Vader’s helmet, but with a twist. The helmet is translucent, so we, quite literally, get a glimpse of the man behind the mask.
Christensen originally played Anakin Skywalker, and subsequently Darth Vader, in the Star Wars prequel trilogy — Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) — being introduced to fans around the world as a young, angsty padawan in Episode II.
Although the prequel trilogy was not altogether well-received when it hit theaters, fans have wanted Christensen to return in the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series. There was even a social media campaign earlier this year using the hashtag #DisneyGiveUsHayden.
The plot of OBI-WAN KENOBI: The Original Series remains largely unknown. There has been confirmation that the show will be directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) and will be set approximately 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It will also feature Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) attempting to come to terms with the fall of the Jedi Order and, presumably, the death of Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) during the birth of twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
Reports indicate that actress Naomi Scott (Jasmine in Disney’s live-action Aladdin) is in the running to co-star alongside McGregor.
OBI-WAN Kenobi: The Original Series begins filming in January 2021.
Does BossLogic’s incredible Darth Vader artwork get you excited for his return to Star Wars?