The new one is coming soon Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi on DisneyPlus at the start and as always, fans are speculating about what to expect on the new show. Besides Obi Wan Kenobi also Anakin Skywalker returns, many are excited to see just how much of Hayden Christensen will be featured. Deborah Chowthe director of the series, talked a bit about it in an interview.
Flashback with Anakin in Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return to their iconic roles as Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. However, Christensen was only available as an evolved form of Anakin, namely as a legendary villain Darth Vader can be seen in the previous pictures of the series. For many it is difficult to imagine that Christensen would Starwars returns and does not appear in sequences showing him in his time as Anakin Skywalker and Jedi ally.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, director Deborah Chow was asked if viewers can expect to see Anakin on the show before he fell to the dark side. In fact, Chow could only answer evasively since she couldn’t “Entering spoiler territory” wanted to.
“I can’t wait for the day when I can actually talk about this”.
Though Chow couldn’t reveal more, she did open up about the Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship a driving force for that six-episode series is. Both characters are at special points in their stories that have never before been shown on the big screen.
Character development after 10 years
For years, the return of McGregor and Christensen was something that many “Star Wars” fans wished for. The actors have been interviewed for other projects for years and have often been asked if they would return to a galaxy far, far away. Christensen’s return, this time as a full-fledged Darth Vader, is one of the key elements of the series that Chow was particularly gratifying to explore: “How would it feel if this character evolved 10 years later?”
At the beginning of the series, Obi-Wan is also said to be at a point that has not yet been explored for the character: On the one hand, he will not be able to use the Force because he is after the Order 66 keeps hidden. Second, he has to deal with the guilt of leaving Anakin to die and then finally learning that he is still alive.
“I think that’s one of the core themes that we’re exploring on the show, that suffering and everything that ended up happening with Order 66 and Anakin.”said Chow in the interview. “Then so many Jedi have been killed or gone missing and suddenly he’s very isolated and he’s very alone, left with this one job. For us, that’s a big part of what we’re researching, which is how he’s dealing with it. And what he does with all of that.”
The highly anticipated Disney Plus series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming May 27, 2022 at the start. For a first episode guide of the miniseries you can visit here: