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Hayden Christensen Talks About The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Star Wars saga, weighs in on the second trilogy

Since George Lucas originally stated that he'd be returning to the Star Wars world for more, the notion of sequels within the series has been a difficult one. On the one hand, fans are often ecstatic at the possibility of additional adventures. On the other hand, it is very hard to match the amount of fun that previous films provided. This was particularly true for Lucas when it came to delivering the prequels. By the time Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace was published, the original Star Wars trilogy had set itself in the common consciousness, and while it did well at the box office, fans had various grievances. With each subsequent release, many fans felt that the prequels fell short of their expectations.

With the publication of the Star Wars second trilogy, the same battle resumed. However, Lucas was no longer in charge this time, and long-time fans were all eager to see where the series would go next. Christensen was one fan who was very excited about the upcoming trilogy. Because the films lacked Darth Vader, Christensen was free to sit back and enjoy them as a fan, something the 41-year-old was delighted to do. Christensen confirmed his pleasure of the trilogy while chatting with Kakuchopurei:

"I really enjoyed the Sequel Trilogy. I think it was great the way that they honored this character. I really enjoyed sort of everything they’ve been up to with and it was fun for me to just go back to being a fan, and watch these stories like everybody else."

After witnessing the adulation and criticism associated with the prequel films, being able to sit back and simply enjoy a new era of Star Wars as a fan seems appealing. Despite the fact that the sequel trilogy did not get the same level of criticism as the prequel trilogy, there is presently no shortage of Star Wars fans eager to see Christensen reprise his role as Darth Vader. That dream is about to come true, as Disney prepares to release the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries on May 27.

At the moment, it's unclear how Obi-Wan Kenobi will do, although the reappearance of Ewan McGregor as the titular character and Hayden Christensen as his former pupil turned mortal enemy bodes well. Having said that, the Star Wars franchise's faith was recently shaken by the lackluster reception to another Disney+ series, The Book of Boba Fett. Given that Obi-Wan and Darth Vader are significantly more popular figures than Boba Fett has been throughout the years, it stands to reason that Obi-Wan Kenobi will receive some recognition.

Source: Kakuchopurei

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