Actor Ewan McGregor has confirmed that filming for the new Disney Plus Kenobi series starts early next year. So of course the fandom has been buzzing about which characters from that particular Star Wars time line might or could return?
The two biggest “rumours” to do the rounds on social media thus far are Darth Maul returning (not sure if they mean Ray Park in the role or someone else) and Darth Vader played by Hayden Christensen. At the time of writing, neither one of these rumours have been substantiated by anyone of merit. They are simply rumours and no more.
There is only one article I have any faith in about the Hayden Christensen rumour and that’s this one from Screen Rant (who do point out that it’s rumoured and not confirmed).
This particular quote from the article got me thinking about how they could fit the backstory of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker into the narrative for the TV show:
As for Darth Maul’s return, I can totally see that happening as well for many reasons. Both of these characters are extremely popular in the Star Wars fandom and it would be an absolute no-brainer for Disney to involve them both even if they are only shown in flashbacks.
Personally, I am totally over the moon at the thought of these two characters returning to a live action movie as they are both two of my favourites.
What do you think about these rumours? Could you see any of these rumours coming true? Let me know in the comments, friends!
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