Darth Vader is one of the most iconic characters in all of fiction. From the moment he walked onto the screen and viewers heard the voice of James Earl Jones, the villain has been a massive part of pop culture. As Vader’s story was told through the original movies, the prequels, and the Clone Wars cartoon, fans began to understand that there was more to the man than first suspected.
Now, in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the prequels actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker, Hayden Christensen, is not only back in black armor, but claims that if he gets the option to be Vader in his another series, he’d be up for it. He’d also be delighted to star in his own series.
“Absolutely,” he said “To get to do more with this character would be amazing!”
Many would agree with that, but for now, they’re just interested in seeing how things are going to go in Obi-Wan. The actor shed some light on Darth Vader’s motivations:
“Yes, I always see Anakin as a throughline and an undercurrent to this character,” the actor continued. “Vader is trying his best to kill off that side of him, but there always has to be a little bit of Anakin in there. And that presents itself, and that’s a part of the fun. I’m always thinking about the Anakin aspect of this character.”
A solo series with Vader isn’t that far-fetched. As Rebels and movies like Rogue One have proved, there’s a lot we don’t know about Vader in terms of what happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The comics have tried to flesh that out, but there are still more stories to tell.
Given that there are plenty of Star Wars series being made for Disney+ right now, it’s not hard to imagine them doing this for someone like Vader.