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Hayden Christensen Teases A “Very Powerful” Darth Vader For Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Hayden Christensen Teases A “Very Powerful” Darth Vader For Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

When he final battled Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker was nonetheless a scholar who was about to get a crash course in what geothermal planetary surfaces may do to his physique. By the time the brand new Obi-Wan sequence kicks off on Disney+ in May, the person who the galaxy is aware of because the terrifying Darth Vader shall be a way more highly effective and influential determine that the previous Jedi is hoping to keep away from.

“We’re going to see a very powerful Vader,” Hayden Christensen–who steps again into the position for the primary time since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith–said to Entertainment Weekly.

“His shadow is cast across so much of what we do,” sequence author Joby Harold added. “And the degree of his proximity to that shadow is something that we’ll discover. But he is very much a part of the show emotionally for Obi-Wan, and possibly beyond that as well.”

Vader’s energy was on full show in 2016’s Star Wars story Rogue One, wherein he effectively labored his approach via a hall of Rebel Alliance troopers on the climax of that movie. In the Star Wars animated sequence Rebels, Vader was an nearly unstoppable pressure of nature that the present’s a number of protagonists have been hopelessly outclassed in opposition to.

Beyond his imposing bodily presence and ability in utilizing the Force, Vader has additionally been portrayed as being a crafty grasp of politics and thoughts video games within the Galactic Empire, foiling plots that may in any other case undermine his clout in Emperor Palpatine’s regime.

In case you missed it, the primary Obi-Wan trailer had a lot to point out when it debuted this week, together with a first take a look at the Inquisitor Reva who’s performed by Moses Ingram from Queen’s Gambit. Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on May 25 on Disney+.

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