The upcoming Disney+ television series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is set to feature “the rematch of the century”. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor, will come face-to-face with his old Padawan, Anakin Skywalker AKA the infamous Darth Vader.
While Star Wars fans don’t know just yet when Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut, a new report does hint at May next year. There may be multiple new Star Wars projects coming but this new leak will perhaps contain one of the most exciting Star Wars events to hit the galaxy far, far away in years.
**Potential spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi**
Brought to the small-screen by Deborah Chow and writer Joby Harold, Obi-Wan Kenobi was first announced back in 2019 at the D23 Expo. Since its reveal, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has gone on to announce more projects for Star Wars including Ahsoka, Andor, and Lando. McGregor was tapped to star from the off with Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader character confirmed shortly after.
The full cast is impressive featuring Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine. Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru will also be back with Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse reprising their roles, respectively.
Recently, a huge leak has revealed the moment that the two characters cross paths in the upcoming Disney+ event series. Making Star Wars reports that Obi-Wan Kenobi will deliver the first attack after being confronted by his former Padawan. It must be noted that neither The Walt Disney Company nor Lucasfilm has confirmed these events.
Making Star Wars details:
Darth Vader steps onto the dirt ground. The costume, if I had to guess is pretty much identical to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story costume. I would almost say the chest plate is the same for sure, a little brighter. However, lighting conditions and such made it hard to get a good read on the lens color used for Darth Vader in the fight.
Darth Vader’s cameo, and that Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) appearance, at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) was an incredibly surprising moment in Star Wars history. Perhaps one of the most shocking until Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) showed up at the end of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian Season 2 last year. The report goes on to describe the battle:
Obi-Wan realizes exactly who the monster in the suit is. Kenobi’s resolve is strong and his face is so focused on the threat ahead. Darth Vader walks towards Kenobi ready to engage him. That’s when Obi-Wan Kenobi force pushes Darth Vader what looked like 50ft maybe in total. Hadouken! Vader is launched into the air as he hits what appears to be a rock wall. Like a Terminator talking a powerful hit, Vader slowly gets up advances towards his moment of revenge!
Christensen has remained pretty tight-lipped, as have the rest of the cast, on his return to the Star Wars franchise. A report recently revealed the first look of the actor as the villain Dave Prowse and James Earl Jones made famous in the original trilogy, and it seems in the 10 years that have passed since Kenobi’s and Skywalker’s tragic lightsaber duel at the end of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005) time hasn’t been kind to the fallen Jedi. With Kenobi, the Skywalker Saga continues to expand the Star Wars timeline.
Both Kenobi and Skywalker were leading characters in the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which saw the Jedi Master and Jedi Apprentice take on adventures in the Star Wars universe between the events of the prequel trilogy movies, Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith.
As mentioned earlier, the Kenobi series is yet to have a confirmed release date but chances are this next big event for the Star Wars galaxy could arrive in May just in time for Star Wars Day (May 4).
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