Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Star Wars villain Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker),

The Hollywood Reporter



The Canadian actor, who played the role in the second trilogy, has now been added to the cast of the Disney+ series



It is likely that Christensen will be seen in the series in retrospect.


takes place five years after the sixth Star Wars film

Return of the Jedi

(1983), the part in which Darth Vader dies.

Christensen played a young Anakin Skywalker, who later becomes Darth Vader, in the second trilogy.

The actor was seen in

The Phantom Menace


Attack of the Clones

(2002) and

Revenge of the Sith


The series


is about Rosario Dawson's eponymous character in the series

The Mandalorian


Dawson reprises the role.

Shooting should start next year.