What a day it has been for fans of Star Wars. It sure must feel good to be part of a phenomenon that has only grown for 40 years. And from what it seems the journey is only gonna get bigger and better in the time to come.
Disney revealed and announced quite a handful of their upcoming content during Disney Investor Day. Though the major share of announcements was about future Marvel and Star Wars movies and Disney+ shows. From teaser trailers for highly anticipated ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Loki’ Disney+ shows.
This was followed by some mind-bending announcements that gave fans goosebumps. A highlight of the day was the confirmation of the live-action series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ starring Ewan McGregor.
What really sent a wave of happiness was the announcement that Hayden Christensen would be reprising his role of Anakin Skywalker for the Disney+ series.
Hayden Christensen’s Net Worth is expected to be $12 Million
The 39-year-old actor was first discovered by George Lucas who cast him to play young Anakin Skywalker in his prequel trilogy of Star Wars. According to celebritynetworth.com, Hayden Christensen has a net worth of $12 Million.
Hayden’s brand endorsements made quite a significant contribution to his net worth. Over the year the Vancouver-born actor has partnered with some of the most renowned brands, including Louis Vuitton and Lacoste. Hayden Christensen has also worked with a number of non-profit and charity organizations, such as DoSomething and RED.
The Canadian actor was only 19 when George Lucas first cast him in ‘Episode II : Attack of the Clones’. But the actor has been lying low ever since the prequel trilogy was over. He started his acting career, when he was just a kid, with the Canadian soap opera called ‘Family Passions’.
Soon he got attention in the United States with starring roles in shows like ‘Goosebumps’, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’, and ‘The Famous Jett Jackson’. Hayden was later cast in Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Virgin Suicides’ before landing his career-making role of Anakin.
Now that the actor will once again play Anakin Skywalker in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series, which picks up a few years from where ‘Episode III’ left. Hayden Christensen’s net worth will surely see a significant rise after the series comes out.
Hayden’s comeback one among many Christmas presents from Disney
While the Star Wars prequel trilogy showed Anakin’s transformation into the dark side of the force, the Obi-Wan series will explore the character’s demise and meltdown that led him into becoming the most iconic villain in the galaxy, Darth Vader.
Apart from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Disney announced a bundle of other Star Wars spin-off. According to Disney, a Mandalorian spinoff ‘Ashoka’ starring Rosario Dawson is in the works. Other Star Wars announcements were, ‘Rangers of the New Republic’, Rogue One spin-off ‘Andor’, a new animated original ‘The Bad Batch’, among many others.