Well hello there. Ever since announced back at D23 Expo in 2019, fans of the character Obi-Wan Kenobi have been anxiously waiting for Ewan McGregor to put on the iconic Jedi robe and tell more stories in the Star Wars universe. Months went by before we got any news on this all-new Disney+ show. Then on Disney Investor Day in 2020, Kathleen Kennedy announced that returning to the Star Wars franchise as Darth Vader would be Hayden Christensen himself.
And now that we are starting to ramp up the marketing for this all-new show, some more details are coming out as to how Hayden got back in joining the Star Wars universe once again. Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. When asked what McGregor did to prepare for the all new show, the actor revealed he watched all the Star Wars films in the Skywalker Saga:
“I watched them from start to finish. All nine movies. Just to get back in that world. It was interesting to watch our films because I hadn’t seen them since they came out, not at all. So it was cool to see and interesting to watch them and enjoy them without all of the noise that was around when they came out.”
And when asked the same question, Christensen said:
“I went back and rewatched all the films. And I also got into the animated shows, The Clone Wars , and Rebels. It was interesting. They did a lot with these characters in those shows. And they did further explore the relationship. There was interesting stuff there to learn about. It was great fun getting to go back and re-immerse yourself in this world that just continues to grow and become more and more vast.”
The first two episodes of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ will hit Disney+ on May 27th And you can catch up on the Skywalker Saga of films, and both ‘Star Wars Clone Wars’, and ‘Star Wars Rebels’ on Disney+ now.
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