A new behind the curtain picture from Obi-Wan Kenobi shows Hayden Christensen with the 501st Clone Troopers. In recalls, Anakin/Vader is shown flanked by an army of the 501st Clone Troopers storming the Jedi Temple ala Revenge of the Sith.
During the Clone Wars, the 501st was an unique department of the Galactic Republic army led by their General, Anakin, Captain Rex, and also, periodically, Ahsoka Tano. The squadron is displayed in the animated collection The Clone Wars and also Revenge of the Sith. After Palpatine executed Order 66 and also Anakin fell to the dark side, Vader and Commander Appo led the 501st “Legion” to the Jedi Temple to slaughter Jedi as well as the younglings– which is shown from Reva’s point of view in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
NatePMMA on Twitter lately shared an image of Christensen dressed in his Jedi bathrobes along with the 501st. While the Clone Troopers were shown as CGI models in the Star Wars prequel movies, Obi-Wan Kenobi made use of actual shield. Check it out below:
Seeing all those not-so-familiar faces might be unusual for followers used to duplicates appearing like Temura Morrison in the galaxy much, away. That said, The Book of Boba Fett star did make a look in episode 2. As the Empire quit making use of duplicates, Morrison is viewed as an expert trooper in Obi-Wan Kenobi pleading for debts on the streets of Daiyu. The clone is still wearing his 501st armor, which implies he was part of the squadron that marched on the Jedi Temple.
The inclusion of 501st especially in Obi-Wan Kenobi is meaningful to The Clone Wars followers who connect the armor with the numerous times they saw it under the command of Matt Lanter’s Anakin. Following his job on The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni started work on Disney+’s initial live-action series, The Mandalorian, which has actually gone a lengthy way in bridging the void between Star Wars films as well as animations. As followers wait to listen to if Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 obtains renewed, all six episodes are readily available to stream.
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