Matt Lanter Teases Anakin Skywalker’s Return to Animated Star Wars

Matt Lanter Teases Anakin Skywalker’s Return to Animated Star Wars

The last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars saw Anakin Skywalker’s fall to the dark side. Before the series rolled the credits for the last time, fans saw Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader. In the last scene, he was looking for Ahsoka Tano near the wreckage of a Republic ship. That scene seemed to be a perfect finale for Skywalker’s animated adaptation, but according to Matt Lanter — who voiced the character in countless Star Wars projects — that might not be the last time fans see the former Jedi.

“There’s some new Lucasfilm Animation going on,” he said while talking with EW. “I’ve been a part of some things I can’t talk about yet. You’ll see Anakin again. I never quite put Anakin down, whether I’m doing a video game or something new for Lucasfilm Animation.”

While he never revealed what animated project he’s referring to, it’s safe to assume that he is hinting at the upcoming The Bad Batch spin-off.

The actor also expressed his feelings about the series finale, indicating his happiness for giving the series a proper ending.

“[The series finale] didn’t come as much of a shock as that first time because that first time we felt like we didn’t get to finish,” he added. “Now, we properly got to finish. We got to send off the show in an emotional way in the way that Dave wanted to send it off.”

The only thing sure for now is that Anakin Skywalker will return in live-action in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, where Hayden Christensen will resume his role from the prequel trilogy.

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