First Look At Darth Vader In ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Revealed

Despite his absence in the new trailer, Hayden Christensen will be making his Star Wars return as the villainous Darth Vader alongside Ewan McGregor in the upcoming Disney Plus limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. While the trailer stopped short of showing Christensen’s Vader, a first look image has been released by Entertainment Weekly, which shows the Sith Lord looking as threatening as ever.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi will see Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor make their first appearance in the Star Wars universe (aside from some voice cameos) since the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith in 2005. The prequel movies received backlash from fans upon their initial release, but with the first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi racking up 7 million views in its first 24 hours, it’s clear that fans are ready for more stories set in the prequel era.

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While we know that Obi-Wan Kenobi will see Ewan McGregor’s Jedi master come face-to-face with Hayden Christensen’s Vader at some point, with the two expected to have the re-match that fans have waited decades to see, it’s still not clear what role Vader will play in the limited series. The new image tells us one thing, however. Darth Vader is still a terrifyingly badass villain!

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

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The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to debut on Disney Plus on May 25th.

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