EW is continuing its first look coverage for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming to Disney+ this May, and today’s articles revolve around the big guy himself – Darth Vader.

Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Prequels, offered up some guarded insights into what fans can expect from the Dark Lord of the Sith in the Kenobi series, and while he was tight lipped, he did provide one quote that should get fans excited.

When asked if fans would see Hayden helmet-less as Vader, Hayden wouldn’t respond (We covered this in a leak if you want to check out the real answer), but he did say:

“We’re going to see a very powerful Vader.”

Hayden Christensen – EW

Yes please! Who doesn’t want to see Vader at this stage in the timeline? He should be at his angriest and most brutal levels in all of the trilogy. He’s still reeling from being defeated by Obi-Wan and losing Padme, plus he’s been tormented and taunted by Palpatine to ensure his rage and anger stay strong to give him power. He should be almost unhinged in Kenobi, so I’m glad Hayden confirms this fact.

The article also gave fans a first look at Hayden in the Vader suit, which looks to be from a similar set used in Rogue One. The armor looks amazing, and has the Rogue One/A New Hope lights set in place.

Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

The article goes on to discuss how much Vader fans should expect, and while the writer offers up a cryptic response below, if you’re down with getting into some general leaks, we had an exclusive from months ago that details exactly how Vader will be used. Let’s just say he will be used much more than he was in Rogue One.

Here’s the official line for non-spoiler-types:

“His (Vader) shadow is cast across so much of what we do, and the degree of his proximity to that shadow is something that we’ll discover. But he is very much a part of the show emotionally for Obi-Wan, and possibly beyond that as well.”

Joby Harold – EW

Yeah, Joby, possibly beyond will work!

Nick and I will talk more about this interview in next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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