“The Road Ahead Is Not Going To Be Easy,” Actor Addresses ‘Star Wars’ Return

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Hayden Christensen and Rosario Dawson have revealed whether we’ll see Anakin Skywalker back for season two of Ahsoka.

Lucasfilm has been busy for the past few years but on a much smaller screen than usual. Since the launch of Disney+, the studio has released several TV shows—both live-action and animated—via the streaming service, with The Mandalorian being the most popular by far.

Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu kneel by a ship in Season 1 of 'The Mandalorian'
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The majority of these shows take place in similar time periods, in what many fans like to call the Filoni-Verse (or the Mando-Verse). The Mandalorian overlaps massively with The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka, with each series feeding into the narrative and themes of the others.

Starring Rosario Dawson in the title role, Ahsoka divided fans in many ways. While it has an 86% score on Rotten Tomatoes, some diehard Star Wars fans had an issue with the live-action depictions of previous characters from Star Wars Rebels.

Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) fighting in 'Ahsoka' 1.07
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Despite mixed responses, Ahsoka has been confirmed for a second season on Disney+. Since the news of its renewal, the big question has been who will return alongside Ahsoka herself. Or, to be specific, can we expect Anakin Skywalker to return to our screens?

Hayden Christensen’s reprisal of the role of Anakin Skywalker – both in the World Between Worlds and in flashback scenes with a younger Ahsoka (played by Ariana Greenblatt) during the Clone Wars – was widely praised by fans, with some dubbing the past few years the Anakin Skywalker Renaissance.

Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) Force Ghost in 'Ahsoka'
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As per an interview with Entertainment Weekly, both Christensen and Dawson (who have been friends since 1993, long before either was cast in Star Wars) revealed that they hope to work together again and already have ideas for season two. Dawson said:

I will just say that as she puts on that hologram of him, you see that there’s several of them. So I think there’s that potential. But I love, also, not just being relegated to those messages and things that we might be able to see more of in the future. We’ve gotten to see from the films now into the show that he’s been able to become this force ghost that brings him back to Anakin, who at the end of the day, when he went and ascended to that space, that’s what he became.

And I love that she’s got that access point. I love that that peace has continued and you get to see it reflected in him that he gets to enjoy seeing what his legacy has become in a different way. And if Dave Filoni is listening, I hope we get to explore that more, because the road ahead is not going to be easy. And I think that’s been one of the really cool things about this story is a lot of these folks have been able to continue. I’m very into that sort of intergenerational openness of wisdom being passed on, and I would hope that she’d still be able to access that wisdom.

While Christensen was much less verbal about the odds of his return, he also expressed his interest in seeing Anakin and Ahsoka’s dynamic continue.

Ahsoka (Rosario Dawson) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) fighting in 'Ahsoka'
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“Look, as to whether or not we see Anakin again, I don’t know,” he said. “But as evidenced by that last shot of the series, he’s with her in spirit, and they continue to have this connection.”

Mysterious indeed.

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