Anakin Skywalker’s turn to the dark side has been one of the biggest twists the Star Wars fans witnessed. Anakin was tasked with bringing the Force back into balance and defeating the Sith, but things took a turn when he rebelled against the Jedi and emerged as one of the strongest Sith lords in history.
Fans of Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker, and the actor himself, recently discussed what might have happened if his character had not turned to the dark side.
Netizens say Disney should just make Marvel’s ‘What If?’ for everything
Although Anakin’s transformation into the dark side was one of the biggest surprise for fans, many people realized why it was such a thrilling part of the plot. Hayden Christensen elaborated on his thoughts on what would have happened if his character Anakin Skywalker had not turned to the dark side. The Canadian actor did not want his character to turn dark, and he also stated that he wanted to raise the twins with Padme.
Hayden Christensen says his Star Wars ‘What If’ idea is where Anakin Skywalker doesn’t fall to the dark side, he gets to raise the twins with Padme, and ‘Uncle Obi-Wan is there’ #FanExpoPhilly pic.twitter.com/zv2CmLPcn8
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) June 5, 2023
All that does it just erase the Original Trilogy and then everything else after it.
Anakin doesn’t become Vader, Padme is alive, Palpatine is dead, all that.
— 💛❤️💙🤍treystar679 (FNAF MOVIE HYPE) (@treystar679) June 5, 2023
Yeah, honestly Disney should just make Marvel’s ‘What If?’ for everything. Unlimited possibilities. Visions is possibly the closest non-canon version, but a multiversal canonical version would be great.
— techagek (@TechaGek) June 5, 2023
— YOUTA (@YOUTA111111111) June 5, 2023
Someone else has to turn, events still unfold and we still get the OT with a different antagonist apprentice.
— Johnny Mac (@JohnnyMacSparty) June 5, 2023
Netizens are still debating over this what-if theory. Netizens wrote, “Disney should just make Marvel’s ‘What If?’ for everything. Unlimited possibilities. Visions are possibly the closest non-canon version, but a multiversal canonical version would be great.” When Anakin became Darth Vader, things the way the fans watched the series also started to change. There is still a long debate about if Anakin’s fall to the dark side was a good transformation or not for the story.
Anakin Skywalker lured to the dark side by Chancellor Palpatine
Anakin Skywalker, a former slave on Tatooine, was a Jedi who had been foretold to restore balance to the Force. Chancellor Palpatine Darth Sidio tempts him to the evil side of the Force, and he turns a Sith Lord, taking the name Darth Vader. While talking about his character, Anakin Skywalker, the 42-year-old actor said,
“I love Clone Wars. I think what Dave Filoni did with Clone Wars and Rebels is brilliant. I’m indebted to Dave Filoni because I think he helped the character of Anakin a lot. I think he fleshed out the character and also furthered our understanding of Anakin’s relationship with the Jedi and the Council and the mistrust that he harbored.”
He further added,
“ I think the franchise is in good hands right now, and what Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are doing is brilliant, and so as a fan, I’m very happy to see it expand.”
Many Star Wars fans were surprised by Anakin Skywalker’s reappearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the 2022 series, Anakin was again the topic of debate amongst the fans as he was a significant part of the series.