Well, it looks like Hayden Christensen is eager to head back into Star Wars for Ahsoka. Which is a bit funny, considering what happened to Anakin Skywalker the last time he was on screen.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Ahsoka series on Disney+. Or rather, Christensen will play Darth Vader, since Anakin is technically dead from a certain point of view. Well, Obi-Wan’s point of view, but you get the idea.
Unfortunately, it’s a bit unclear as to how either Anakin or Vader will figure into Ahsoka‘s plot, since it takes place 5 years after Return of the Jedi. And hence, 5 years after Lord Vader actually died for real from all points of view. You know, in Luke’s arms. Since we saw Luke give his father a cremation and thus made sure he was dead, it seems unlikely that we’ll see Anakin/Vader alive and kicking. We’ll probably get a flashback or a Force ghost, but it’s still unclear. We’ll just have to wait for Lucasfilm or Disney to clarify that bit, if they ever.
Ahsoka: Other Details
In other news from The Hollywood Reporter, Rosario Dawson will continue to play Ahsoka Tano for her titular series. Apparently, her performance in The Mandalorian was good enough for Lucasfilm and Disney to ask her to come back. Speaking as someone who watched season 2 of The Mandalorian, I would wholeheartedly agree.
Unfortunately, we don’t have much of a timeline for when we’ll get to see Rosario Dawson back in action. Lucasfilm and Disney have set production to begin sometime in early 2022, but that’s about it. It’ll take much longer for us to actually see Ahsoka after that production, so it’ll be a long wait.
Hayden Christensen will reprise his role of Anakin Skywalker, aka. Darth Vader, for the upcoming Ahsoka series. Unfortunately, we have no idea how that reprisal will take place. Even more unfortunately, it will still be a long while before we get to see Rosario Dawson replay Ahsoka Tano on Disney+, with production set to begin sometime in early 2022. We’ll have to wait for Lucasfilm and Disney to give us more info about this Star Wars series later.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter