According to LMR, Hayden Christensen will be returning as Anakin Skywalker in the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series. No word on how big of a role he would have but it’s likely he will appear in flashbacks or visions.
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The series has undergone some production hurdles, as far as a whole rewrite of the show. It was supposed to start filming this year; however, due to the setbacks, it’s looking at a January 2021 start date.
Last month, Variety reported Producer Joby Harold (John Wick: Chapter 3) was brought on to rewrite the series.
Earlier reports revealed that Kenobi would take place eight years after Revenge of the Sith. Former writer, Hossein Amini‘s version of the script reportedly featured appearances from a young Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, again, the new script could change all that. There has been speculation that the series could overlap with Solo: A Star Wars Story and possibly bringing back Darth Maul.
Deborah Chow, who received praise for her directing duties on The Mandalorian, is set to direct Kenobi. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will produce along-with Chow, Jason D. McGatlin (The Rise of Skywalker), Tracey Seaward (The Queen), and John Swartz (Rogue One).