New details about Disney+’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series suggest that the titular Jedi Master will battle Darth Vader not once, but twice.
According to LRM Online, Obi-Wan Kenobi will see two battles featuring Kenobi and Vader, both of which are described as some of the best fight scenes in the Star Wars franchise.
Actor Ewan McGregor has teased the long-awaited rematch in the past. While he did not provide specific details about the fight or the story surrounding it, he did say, “I think it’s no secret that Hayden Christensen comes back and we got to play scenes together again as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and it was great to work with him again… I’m not going to give away anything else about the storyline, only I think it’s really going to satisfy Star Wars fans.”
The last time the Jedi and Sith lord duelled each other was on Mustafar in the climactic third act of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. While Obi-Wan walked away victorious, he was unable to finish Anakin off. As a result, Darth Sidious was able to find Vader and place him in recovery, leading to Skywalker’s donning of the iconic Darth Vader suit. McGregor and Christensen have not appeared as their respective iconic characters since the 2005 film.
A number of leaks and rumors have surfaced in recent weeks, teasing the return of iconic characters, as well as a smattering of new heroes and villains. Most recently, a report revealed actor Kumail Nanjiani’s role is that of a contact of Obi-Wan and Bail Organa. In the same report, it was revealed that the series will feature an appearance from the Inquisitors, who have thus far only appeared in the animated Star Wars series and video games.
In addition to Obi-Wan and Bail Organa, at least one of the Skywalker twins will be making an appearance in the form a young Princess Leia. It was recently reported that Kenobi will embark on an adventure some time in the series, to rescue a 10-year-old Leia from “a Cantina-like establishment.” It is unclear how big of a role Leia will play in the limited series. It’s also worth noting that none of these rumors, including the most recent report concerning Kenobi and Darth Vader’s battles, have been confirmed.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on May 25.
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Source: LRM Online