A rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader is confirmed by Obi-Wan Kenobi sizzle reel via concept art. Some rumors have been coming forward which tell that the role of Jedi will be enacted by Ewan McGregor, who is coming back to the franchise, after when Lucasfilm was obtained in 2012 by Disney. Obi-Wan was played by Evan McGregor in the prequel trilogy, which ultimately became the most world widely praised parts of those movies. Lucasfilm was persistent on making a spinoff movie on Obi-Wan, but the project was, after some time, remade into a Television mini series for Disney+. The woman responsible for heading the making of the episodes of Mandalorian, Deborah Chow, is directing this project.
Not very much is known with regard to the story of the show, apart from the confirmation that Obi-Wan Kenobi takes part between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. As the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader is very highly expected, along with a star-studded cast brought together by Lucasfilm, around Evan McGregor. There is an expectation of Obi-Wan Kenobi premiering after some time in 2022, but the fans are looking forward to see what all Chow and company has in store. Now, the curtain’s been peeled back a bit.
A small, behind-the-scenes sizzle reel is revealed by Lucasfilm for Obi-Wan Kenobi, before the Disney+ Day. As can be seen in the video, Chow and Evan McGregor are in conversation about their excitement for the show, where Evan McGregor in particular, calling attention to his meeting with Hayden Christensen. The clip was having none of the actual footage, other than a peek into the Obi-Wan Kenobi concept art. Watch the video below:
The Obi-Wan Kenobi story is made clear in the video, as is mentioned by Chow that Jedi, who had survived Order 66, are being hunt down by the Empire. This gives even more certainty to the reports stating that the role of an Inquisitor on Obi-Wan Kenobi is being played by Sung Kang, and as the advertising campaign increases its speed, it will become more exciting to get information about the villain of the show. It is perceived like the galaxy will be a very menacing place for Obi-Wan. Chow has also mentioned about Kenobi’s personal mission where he has to watch over a young Luke Skywalker, stating it as the “starting point” for the story. The hard work of the creative team and how they make things out beyond that, is the factor responsible for the success of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The hint given by concept art felt like the show would take fans across several Star Wars locales, so it doesn’t look like it will all be on Tatooine.
As might be expected, the return of Hayden Christensen to the Star War franchise is also focused upon. In the video, the character is only referred to as Vader, suggesting that Christensen will be majorly seen in the iconic suit of Sith Lord, during the series. The question of why was Christensen brought back is definitely raised (other actors were used for Vader in Rogue One), that makes it even more exciting to see hoe the story goes on. Chow makes a good point that it’d be hard to explore Obi-Wan without integrating Vader, considering how interlinked the two are. The biggest takeaway is concept art confirming Obi-Wan will once again duel with his former apprentice, years before their fateful match in A New Hope. Their confrontation in Revenge of the Sith was one of the prequels’ most epic moments, so it should be thrilling to see the two cross paths again in Obi-Wan Kenobi.