The Star Wars universe is prepping to lose its mind with the epic return of legends Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kicking off the official press tour, actor Hayden Christensen shows his stunning transformation for his 17-year Star Wars Darth Vader Return.
It’s been 17 years since McGregor and Christensen shared the big screen as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Nearly two decades later, the duo is back for the limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ this May, exciting the Star Wars community.
In three weeks, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are returning to the Star Wars universe after 17 years, reprising their iconic Star Wars characters in the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series. The new Star Wars story begins ten years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Ahead of its release, the official cast and director Deborah Chow have kicked off the press tour for the limited series, showcasing Hayden Christensen in his new and ripped body for Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, and Hayden Christensen promoting #ObiWanKenobi
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) May 10, 2022
Fans were quick to notice similarities between Christensen’s black jacket and Darth Vader’s suit, stating how close the two pieces of clothing look:
Hayden is rocking the Darth Vader suit.
Hayden is rocking the Darth Vader suit
— JDAWG (@ExJdawg) May 10, 2022
Another fan comments on Hayden’s look:
— Jody (@JSFilms__) May 10, 2022
One fan hilariously writes:
Older Hayden is fuuuuuuuh-iiine.
Older Hayden is fuuuuuuuh-iiine.
— Schlacker (@schlacker_) May 10, 2022
Nonetheless, Hayden Christensen looks much fuller in muscle and flat-out jacked. Many fans, including the YouTube powerhouse and fan-favorite Star Wars Theory, have noticed Christensen’s physical transformation. Praising the actor and his dedication to Star Wars, fans are blown away by Hayden Christensen’s triumphant return:
Following Revenge of the Sith, Hayden Christensen received hateful comments and rude remarks from many Star Wars viewers, causing the actor to take a hiatus from Hollywood for over a decade.
More about Obi-Wan Kenobi
The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his most significant defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
“The rematch of the century” teased by Kathleen Kennedy, director Deborah Chow, and Lucasfilm will be supported by Moses Ingram (Inquisitor Reva), Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen), Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars), Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
This new Star Wars story covers the aftershocks of the fall of the Jedi Order, seeing Obi-Wan Kenobi shift into the drifter Ben Kenobi as he watches over a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
The world of (Mark Hamill), (Carrie Fisher), (Harrison Ford), (James Earl Jones), Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), (Ray Parker), (Boba Fett (/Temura Morrison), Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) the , the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.
Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts on Disney+ on May 27th!
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