Disney+’s Ahsoka Releases First Poster With Anakin Skywalker

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A new mid-season Ahsoka poster was released featuring none other than Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker.

Fans have been anticipating the return of Christensen in Ahsoka since early reports swirled that he would be making another return to Star Wars.

In 2022, the actor returned as Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series alongside Ewan McGregor.

Following recycled Obi-Wan Kenobi footage being used in an Ahsoka trailer, it seemed all but confirmed that Ahsoka's master would return.

New Look At Anakin Skywalker on Ahsoka Poster

New Ahsoka poster featuring Hayden Christensen

After an epic reveal in Ahsoka Episode 4 titled "Fallen Jedi," the live-action version of Anakin Skywalker (played once again by Hayden Christensen) is prominently featured on the Disney+ series' latest poster.

This is the first time Christensen has been featured on a Star Wars poster since 2005's Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

This up-close look gives fans a clear look at this version of Anakin, featuring long hair and the prominent scar as seen in Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars.

Anakin Skywalker on Ashoka poster

This imagery lines up well with Anakins's appearance in the World Between Worlds at the end of Ahsoka Episode 4, seemingly de-aging his face to appear more like he would've during the prequel era of Star Wars.

Anakin Skywalker in Ashoka Episode 4

How Big Is Anakin's Role in Ahsoka?

After Ahsoka's possible death at the end of Episode 4, a mysterious interaction with her old Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker takes place.

Following this applause-worthy cameo, many questions are left up for debate until Episode 5 and the rest of the season.

The assumption is that the next episode will focus mainly on Ahsoka and Anakin within the World Between Worlds, possibly catching up or her master trying to instill some knowledge he never could've before.

Beyond just the next episode, this quickly released poster seems to indicate that Christensen's role as Anakin may be far greater than a simple cameo like Qui-Gonn in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

It's unclear what physical form this is of Anakin at the end of Ahsoka. It's clearly the World Between Worlds, but is he a Force ghost? 

As described by Star Wars, the World Between Worlds is "collections of pathways and doors between time and space."

In theory, this could be Anakin from the past within the World Between Worlds, here to save Ahsoka. However, Anakin saying "I didn't expect to see you so soon" to Ahsoka may indicate this is an after-life situation.

In a way, this retcons Christensen appearing as a Force ghost at the end of Return of the Jedi in the re-released version, indicating that this is his last appearance on the Light side of the Force.

Regardless, many fans will agree the more the merrier in terms of Anakin's screen time during the back half of the season.

Ahsoka is now streaming on Disney+. Episode 5 will premiere on Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET.

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- About The Author: David Thompson
As an editor, writer, and podcast host, David is a key member of The Direct. He is an expert at covering topics like Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and business-related news following the box office and streaming.