Following a substantial break from Star Wars, Hayden Christensen has made a notable comeback to the franchise, and it appears he may not be done yet if he has any say in the matter. After the conclusion of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Christensen seemingly retired his Jedi robes for good. Anakin’s descent to the dark side, along with the significant criticism the prequel trilogy received, implied the conclusion of Christensen’s involvement—until recent Disney+ projects brought him back in Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka.
During an episode of The Dagobah Dispatch podcast, Christensen discusses his comeback and reflects on how his return to Star Wars contrasts with his initial role in the prequels. He expresses excitement about the call from Dave Filoni regarding his appearance in Ahsoka and the opportunity to delve deeper into Anakin’s character. When queried about the likelihood of future projects featuring him, Christensen shared the following thoughts:
“I would love to get to do more, I would love to get to continue with Star Wars. We’ll see. I don’t know what the future holds. If such an opportunity presents itself, I’ll be there with a big smile on my face. If it doesn’t, I feel really grateful for getting to come back and do the work that I did, both in Obi-Wan and Ahsoka.”
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"I would love to get to do more … if such an opportunity presents itself, I'll be there with a big smile on my face"
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Is Anakin Skywalker Set to Make an Appearance in Ahsoka Season 2, and Could His Return be in the Guise of Darth Vader?
The unexpected reappearance of Anakin in episode 4 of Ahsoka proved to be a delight for fans, sparking numerous inquiries about the World Between Worlds and his purpose in maintaining balance within the Force. Anakin manifests before Ahsoka as her former Master, but also reveals himself in the formidable Sith form he might have become without Vader’s imposing suit. In his Vader persona, Anakin confronts Ahsoka in a duel that ultimately guides her towards the inner peace necessary to forge ahead with her future.
Anakin’s capacity to embody both the light and dark aspects of the Force enables him to exert an influence that many other characters wouldn’t possess. The World Between Worlds provides a distinctive opportunity for him to make appearances in the future. As Ahsoka undergoes a significant transformation toward the conclusion of her series, Vader’s intense darkness, whether through flashbacks or another Force encounter, could serve as the ideal guide for the lessons she must grasp. Despite Vader’s redemption and Anakin’s physical demise long before Ahsoka‘s events, there are boundless possibilities for Hayden Christensen to re-enter the Star Wars narrative in various capacities.
Source: Screen Rant