The electrifying scene of Anakin morphing into Darth Vader is etched in Star Wars lore. In 2022, Hayden Christensen’s ominous return as the iconic villain in his meditation chamber captivated fans, thanks to an exclusive first look from Entertainment Weekly. “We’re going to see a very powerful Vader,” Christensen teased, heightening the excitement.
Christensen remained tight-lipped about Vader’s anticipated moves in the new series, simply stating he was “sworn to secrecy.” Meanwhile, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy hinted at an epic “rematch of the century” between Vader and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. Fans eagerly speculated how the paths of the former master and apprentice would cross again.
Looking back, 2022 brought the Star Wars galaxy tantalizingly close, proving Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader still evokes awe. His commanding presence was a reminder that even decades later, the Force continues to feel strong, especially with Christensen steering Vader’s dark power.