Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus Series

After The Mandalorian Disney has my full trust in these new shows.
This will not be by the same team that did Mandalorian...
I am still wary.

After three decades of misses and one little success, it doesn't mean everything they will do from now on will be gold.
Also, if this plays ten years after RotS, Vader will be in suit.

Why do they even need Hayden to come back to that role?

And yeah, the prequels are still shit. For other reasons than the sequels, but nevertheless, what a shit show they were.
 
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UnNamed

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Hayden Christensen is a good actor, it's not your fault if the script is awful. Natalie Portman had worse lines than him but nobody complained about her.
 

eot

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Is he gonna do the voice? It would sound weird.
Tbh I don't really care who's inside the suit on set.

George Lucas is an immensely capable director. He changed cinema forever, and did it multiple times. All those superhero movies you watch today are built on the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making the PT, reinventing moviemaking as an art form. And before he made Star Wars (reinventing cinema in the late 70s), he was an acclaimed director with multiple feature films under his belt that hold up beautifully today.


Hayden gave the performance Lucas wanted him to give. In Attack of the Clones, he didn't want Hayden method acting. He didn't want any of the actors method acting. Was very clear about it. Wanted it melodramatic, very old school. Whether Lucas nailed the style or not, which is a fair debate there are undeniable parallels to melodramatic 30s silent cinema. They don't make films in that style anymore, and some might argue there's a reason for that.

Revenge of the SIth is stylistically different, and Hayden's acting in that film is superb.
George Lucas has an amazing imagination, but he doesn't know where to stop. An amazing director wouldn't be fucking up his movies with pointless CGI, changing the meaning of some scenes, years after the fact. Also I have no idea how you trace a line from the PT to superhero movies, but I don't like those anyway so whatever.
 

INC

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Is he gonna do the voice? It would sound weird.
Tbh I don't really care who's inside the suit on set.


George Lucas has an amazing imagination, but he doesn't know where to stop. An amazing director wouldn't be fucking up his movies with pointless CGI, changing the meaning of some scenes, years after the fact. Also I have no idea how you trace a line from the PT to superhero movies, but I don't like those anyway so whatever.

CGI is easy now, just copy Mando'e use of it. Mando is by far the best looking star wars film/series since the original trilogy

It looks grimey and lived in, all the other 6 films look far to clean and clinical
 

#Phonepunk#

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hahah Fandom Menace is so happy at this news


 
It's cool fan service but I don't get why he needs to play the role if he's going to be in the Vader suit the whole time. This is set 10 years after ROTS so you really just need one good voice actor and one tall guy wearing the suit. Maybe they will do a couple of flashback scenes and de-age him for those I guess? I'm just saying this feels more like a fan service move meant to generate hype and I don't get how we'll even know it's Hayden playing the role
 
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Dazraell

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It's cool fan service but I don't get why he needs to play the role if he's going to be in the Vader suit the whole time. This is set 10 years after ROTS so you really just need one good voice actor and one tall guy wearing the suit. Maybe they will do a couple of flashback scenes and de-age him for those I guess? I'm just saying this feels more like a fan service move meant to generate hype and I don't get how we'll even know it's Hayden playing the role

I don't think he's going to be only in a suit. There were some leaks few months ago that were stating Christensen will also play Anakin during flashbacks from the Clone Wars era.
 

Fbh

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If it's some sort of vision or something like then cool.
If they are going to put him in the suit and have him do the voice than I don't like this.


Hayden Christensen is a good actor, it's not your fault if the script is awful. Natalie Portman had worse lines than him but nobody complained about her.

Portman got less criticism because Anakin/Christensen was a bigger character. But She has claimed she really struggled getting roles after Star Wars because everyone thought she was a bad actress.
Not to mention she has delivered some great performances since Star Wars. The only non SW movies I've seen Christensen in were Jumper and that one with Bruce Willis and he wasn't particularly good in either of them.
 

Super Mario

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Consider me pumped. This just existing has the possibility of improving the prequels. With smart writing, it can do even more. Please don't mess this up.
 
Thinking about it, I'd rather like to see him after Vader's death as a force ghost.
And even then I'd rather see Sebastian Shaw who is dead now than him.
 

Thaedolus

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How much will he actually be acting in this? I mean he wore the suit in RotS if I remember right, but it's not like he had any lines. I could see maybe they'd have him for bacta bath house scenes though.
 

Sub_Level

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How much will he actually be acting in this? I mean he wore the suit in RotS if I remember right, but it's not like he had any lines. I could see maybe they'd have him for bacta bath house scenes though.

Bacta tank, egg chamber, broken mask, flashbacks, force visions.

All kinds of ways he can be integrated.
 
Nah. Didn’t hang out just met up. I wanted too but it would’ve been awkward. I also used to chop weed to the shermanator from American pie. lol. I know his wife. He hated every damn person calling him that though. Those were my younger days. Don’t deal with anything like that anymore.

Yeah and I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins
 

IntentionalPun

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They were both terrible.

But that really was probably Lucas.

However, Hayden just can't act lol
 
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Kimahri

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It's cool fan service but I don't get why he needs to play the role if he's going to be in the Vader suit the whole time. This is set 10 years after ROTS so you really just need one good voice actor and one tall guy wearing the suit. Maybe they will do a couple of flashback scenes and de-age him for those I guess? I'm just saying this feels more like a fan service move meant to generate hype and I don't get how we'll even know it's Hayden playing the role

Remember that scene in the OT where we see him from the back getting his helmet attached? I believe it was the "asteroids don't concern me" scene if I'm not mistaken.

I doubt that was the only time his helmet was ever off, so I don't see why it couldn't be off in certain scenes.
 

VulcanRaven

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Is he gonna do the voice? It would sound weird.
Tbh I don't really care who's inside the suit on set.

I think James Earl Jones or someone who sounds like him will do the voice. Hayden will be in the Vader suit most of the time and will be in flashback scenes. He was in the suit in Episode 3:

 
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