Hayden is making a huge return to the Star Wars universe (Picture: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)
Ewan McGregor, who played Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, is returning to portray the character in his own eponymous show, where he will be joined by Hayden.
It has now been reported that Hayden, who depicted Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader in the prequel films, will also feature in Ahsoka, after Ahsoka Tano made her live-action debut in the second season of The Mandalorian.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, multiple sources have confirmed the news.
Ahsoka will be set several years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, when Darth Vader died after having his mask removed in front of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
Fans were stunned by Ahsoka’s live-action debut in The Mandalorian (Picture: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)
Therefore, fans will undoubtedly busy themselves speculating how Anakin will make his return, presumably guessing that he will appear in flashbacks or as a Force Ghost.
In the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent TV series, Ahsoka is introduced as Anakin’s padawan, aka his apprentice.
While the pair initially have a playful relationship, as time progresses and Anakin succumbs to the dark side of the Force, Ahsoka is forced to confront her former mentor as the treacherous Darth Vader.
The Hollywood Reporter said that Disney declined to comment on Hayden’s involvement in Ahsoka.
According to The Direct, Rosario confirmed the news in a since-deleted Instagram post, sharing a screenshot of an article alongside the caption: ‘Skyguy,…They know!!! See you soon, Snips,’ referencing the nicknames Ahsoka and Anakin have for each other in The Clone Wars.
Star Wars fans are ecstatic over the prospect of Hayden appearing in Ahsoka and depicting the relationship between Anakin and his padawan in live-action.
‘I already know Hayden Christensen and @rosariodawson are gonna make me cry when Anakin and Ahsoka meet again,’ one person tweeted.
‘I truly feel like I’ve won after hearing about Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin for the Ahsoka series,’ someone else excitedly wrote.
Ahsoka will air on Disney Plus.
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