New Ahsoka Mid-Season Trailer Highlights Hayden Christensen's Anakin (Video)

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Hayden Christensen's Anakin and Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano

Following Hayden Christensen's glorious return to Star Wars TV, the latest trailer for Ahsoka on Disney+ put Anakin Skywalker back into the spotlight.

Even with only a few seconds of footage at the end of Part 4, Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker set the Star Wars fandom ablaze as he and his former Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, showed up together in live-action for the first time.

This marks Christensen’s second major appearance on Disney+ after playing Anakin and Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it brings his animated adventures alongside "Snips" from The Clone Wars into a new light as well.

And with director Peter Ramsey saying after Part 4 that Christensen's return "had a lot of meaning" for the legacy actor, his first full appearance in the series brought quite a buzz as his reunion with Ahsoka fully materialized.

Anakin Highlighted in New Ahsoka Trailer

Warning - This article contains spoilers for Part 5 of Ahsoka.

Star Wars released a brand-new 43-second trailer for the Ahsoka series on Disney+, highlighting Hayden Christensen's starring role as Anakin Skywalker in the show's fifth episode.

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Putting Christensen's iconic lightsaber-spinning moves front and center, the trailer includes a few spoiler-filled seconds of footage featuring the duel between Anakin and his former Padawan in the World Between Worlds.

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Their relationship served as the centerpiece of this entire episode as Anakin and Ahsoka reignited their relationship as Master and Padawan, giving fans a lightsaber battle reminiscent of those from past Star Wars movies.

Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker
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The full trailer can be seen below:

Will Anakin Return for More Ahsoka Episodes?

With the second-longest runtime for any Ahsoka episode yet at 52 minutes, Part 5 revisited plenty of incredible moments in Star Wars history as fans got to see memorable battles from the Clone Wars in a new setting.

This also gave Anakin a role he'd never had in live-action before as his bond with Ahsoka from the animated The Clone Wars show was mashed together with his eventual turn to the Dark Side, encapsulating decades of storytelling into one Disney+ episode.

The big question now is whether Anakin's time in Ahsoka is truly finished after helping the titular warrior move further along her path, particularly with fans and Hayden Christensen alike fully embracing the blast to the past throughout this entire story.

And with this specific episode being such an event for Disney+ that it was actually brought to theaters across the USA, anticipation is building to see what follows this new entry up for Ahsoka and company.

The first five parts of Ahsoka are now streaming on Disney+.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.