Hayden Christensen to Return to Star Wars One More Time for Ahsoka TV Show.
It’s a good day to be a Star Wars fan. Hayden Christensen will return to the live-action Star Wars universe for the upcoming Disney + Ahsoka series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s unclear what Christensen’s return will entail, exactly, and whether or not he’ll be exclusive as Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader or a mix of the two.
Earlier this year it was announced that Christensen would be returning as Anakin for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi television show.
These two returns mark Christensen’s first foray into the Star Wars universe since his turn in the prequel films. Yet despite this, the character Anakin has been quite busy in the Star Wars animated universe, where Ahsoka herself first reached a massive fanbase.
In animated shows, Matt Lanter has voiced Anakin most often. In The Clone Wars, Anakin became Ahsoka’s teacher and trained her as his Padawan.
Ahsoka, the show, like The Mandalorian, is set five years after Return of the Jedi, where Vader was killed, so Christensen’s role is likely largely flashbacks to Ahsoka’s past.
Alternatively, he could also make his presence known as a Force Ghost; we just don’t have enough information yet to say one way or another. All other details of the program are kept secret.
Production has yet to start at Ahsoka, but work is scheduled to begin in early 2022.