Wednesday 23 February 2022

Obi-Wan Kenobi duels Darth Vader

LRM Online exclusively reports Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) will clash twice in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off on Disney+!

The site goes on to suggest battles between the former friends will rival the very best lightsaber duels from the franchise's storied history. With the combination of Industrial Light & Magic's (ILM) StageCraft and director Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) at the helm of the six-part special event series, there's no reason to be in any doubt.

Understandably, some fans are confused as to why these titans of sci-fi clashed, again, before the original Star Wars trilogy? However, in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader suggests to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) that his former friend and mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, had tried to turn him back from the dark side of the Force.

Therefore, there's plenty of storytelling scope during the intervening years between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. This is an opportunity to fully explore the tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi's greatest failure and the rise of an evil Empire.

I'd be very surprised if Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) doesn't make an appearance along with Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) as a Force ghost and Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits).

The Book of Boba Fett utilised flashbacks and how cool would it be to see Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in their prime alongside Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) during The Clone Wars?

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres exclusively on Disney+ on 25th May.

Are you looking forward to the latest live-action Star Wars spin-off series? Let me know in the comments below.

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