In A New Image Hayden Christensen Fights Obi-Wan With A Cape And A Lightsaber
A new behind-the-scenes shot from the Star Wars creative team depicts Hayden Christensen fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi with a cape and lightsaber
Along with Christensen and McGregor, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their roles as Owen and Beru Whitesun Lars in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Moses Ingram as Reva/Third Sister, Indira Varma as an unidentified Imperial officer, Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor, Sung Kang as the Fifth Brother, Kumail Nanjiani, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine, and Rory Ross will all make their franchise debuts in the series. With the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ just around the corner, fans are getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one significant character.
Vanity Fair received an extensive behind-the-scenes peek at the burgeoning Star Wars TV world as part of the publication's latest cover story. A photo of Hayden Christensen dressed in a cloak and holding a lightsaber dueling Obi-Wan Kenobi stunt double Ross Kohnstam was included in their visit. Take a look at the BTS look below:
Despite the fact that it isn't in the show, the BTS Obi-Wan Kenobi image should delight Star Wars fans by providing the first real look at Hayden Christensen's return to the franchise. Given that Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader in the new series, many have assumed that his face will be hidden under the legendary Vader mask and outfit, even though the star has promised a dramatic physical change to enter Vader's armor. As he tackles stunt duplicate Ross Kohnstam in preparation for filming, the BTS shot shows Christensen's bulked-up body for the upcoming season.
Audiences are anticipating Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will include a dramatic rematch between the titular Jedi and Darth Vader, as previewed by early concept art for the series. Vader's new character arc in the show has been teased by Christensen, who teased that Vader's Jedi hunting is a more personal goal than just fulfilling Emperor Palpatine's instructions, making him the fearsome force to be reckoned with seen in the original Star Wars trilogy. Obi-Wan Kenobi will air on Disney+ on May 27, ending the wait for Christensen's comeback.
Source: Vanity Fair