‘Star Wars’ Fans Question ‘Kenobi’ Cameo, Opens Door For ‘Vader’ Series

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James Earl Jones and David Prowse as Darth Vader

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The Star Wars universe is an ever-expanding powerhouse of beloved content. Still, a shocking cameo in the finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi is opening the door for a solo Darth Vader series.

Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader
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Sith Lord Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) is back in black, but his Master wasn’t too far behind. When Emporer Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) made a shocking cameo at the G, fans knew that Lucasfilm had something up its sleeve with the future of these beloved characters.

With Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor committing so much physical, emotional, and psychological dedication in returning to their respective, iconic roles after 17 years, it’s evident that the dynamic duo aren’t leaving behind the Skywalker saga anytime soon.

Ian McDiarmid as Emporer Palpatine
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Now, Lucasfilm legend Ian McDiarmid is back in the saddle, and fans are ready for a solo Vader series starring Christensen and the evil Emporer himself:

Give Hayden a #Vader series. PLEASE!

The Star Wars fanbase has spoken: it was terrific seeing Palpatine once again:

always overjoyed to see Ian McDiarmid come back to give us more Palpatine. greatest villain of all time

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One fan shares:

They brought back Emperor Palpatine and Qui-gon… I’M GASSED. The show was a bit mehh but these moments alone more than made up for it.

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With countless source material, including Legends novelizations and comics of Darth Vader’s crusade through the galaxy, and the fact that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy just said that a Kenobi season two is incredibly likely (depending on fan outreach and the logistics of a solid new story to tell), the possibilities of having another meetup between Darth Vader and Emporer Palpatine on the streaming screen is likely!

More about Obi-Wan Kenobi

The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his most significant defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

obi-wan kenobi and darth vader rematch of the century lightsaber battle
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“The rematch of the century” teased by Kathleen Kennedy, director Deborah Chow, and Lucasfilm will be supported by Moses Ingram (Inquisitor Reva), Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen), Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars), Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

obi-wan kenobi (left) and princess leia (right) on transport vehicle with stormtroopers
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The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Moff Gideon(Giancarlo Esposito), the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

Should there be a solo Darth Vader series? Comment below!

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