Star Wars rumor: Hayden Christensen is coming back for the Kenobi series

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The latest Star Wars rumor suggest Hayden Christensen is coming back

It took some time and distance from the prequel trilogy, but the love for Hayden Christensen has grown over the years. He’s been more involved with Star Wars over the last couple of years that many fans wondered if there was more to it than just nostalgia.

It didn’t really happen for The Rise of Skywalker as we only heard his voice in the movie, but maybe there is still room for Christensen.

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LRM Online has posted a rumor credited to one of its sources that Christensen has been cast in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi-centric series. Not just a cameo either, but as a regular. They also state the hope was to have the deal announced at Star Wars Celebration, which was canceled this year.

LRM Online writes:

"There have been multiple theories of how Anakin would be coming back in the Kenobi series, since at the current timeline of the story he is currently Darth Vader. While the overall consensus is that we would see Anakin in some sort of dream sequence that Obi-Wan would have we could also see Anakin in Kenobi’s trials to learn how to become a Force Ghost."

How to make it work?

Adding Christensen to the series would be a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. However, it does cause a logistical issue.

Supposedly Anakin and Obi-Wan didn’t meet again until A New Hope in their final battle when Darth Vader struck him down. If that’s the case, LRM is right in wondering how would he be added to the story without ruining the continuity of the timeline that has already been established.

Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship is an important part of Star Wars. It was the basis for two of three movies, an important component to The Clone Wars, and was a catalyst to Luke’s training in the original trilogy.

Of course, this is just a rumor, but it still makes us wonder how it could all fit.

The unnamed Kenobi series hasn’t started filming yet and there haven’t been too many details either. It’s expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

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