Hayden Christensen Will Reprise Anakin Skywalker Role in Ahsoka


When they are saying “the Force will be with you, always,” they imply it.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on Friday that Hayden Christensen will return to the position of Anakin Skywalker in the forthcoming Disney+ live-action collection Ahsoka. He will seem alongside Rosario Dawson, who will reprise her portrayal of Ahsoka Tano, as seen in one episode of the second season of the hit collection The Mandalorian. The fan-favorite character debuted in the animated collection Star Wars: The Clone Wars and continued by way of Star Wars: Rebels. In animation kind, she was voiced by Ashley Eckstein.

Though the specifics of the brand new collection are being saved near the cloak, Ahsoka’s historical past is tightly knit with Anakin, the midi-chlorian-rich Tatooinian who finally turned from Jedi Knight into Galactic ghoul Darth Vader. Indeed, Ahsoka was first assigned by Master Yoda to check as Anakin’s Padawan on the age of 14.

The new collection is being written by Dave Filoni, who has been with Ahsoka Tano since her debut in 2008, and Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau will function government producer. It seems Ahsoka might be set on the similar time in the Star Wars mythos as The Mandalorian, so 5 years after the destruction of the second Death Star (and after Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker’s demise). Death has by no means been a lot of a barrier for these with Force sensitivity, in fact, as first evidenced by Luke Skywalker receiving aural messages from Obi-Wan Kenobi moments after his decapitation.

In a since-deleted Instagram submit, Rosario Dawson shared a hyperlink to the THR story and wrote, “Skyguy, …They know!!! See you soon, Snips.” (Skyguy and Snips are cute nicknames Ahsoka and Anakin have for each other.)

News of Christensen hopping again in the X-Wing first got here final 12 months when it was introduced he would seem in a unique Disney+ collection, Obi-Wan Kenobi, reverse Ewan McGregor. That present is set years earlier (earlier than the Battle of Yavin, even!) when Darth Vader continues to be alive.

The re-introduction of characters and actors from “The Prequels” in a post-Rise of Skywalker panorama is one thing of a generational shift in the viewers for this materials. Speaking in generalities, the growing old Gen X-ers who grew up with the Original Trilogy didn’t take kindly to the prequels, to the purpose of their distaste being the topic of a documentary film. Millennials and youthful, by and enormous, have fond, youthful reminiscences of the prequel collection that ran from 1999 to 2005. They appear to really take pleasure in it.

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