Ewan McGregor Teases a Rematch Between Obi Wan and Vader in New Disney+ Series

What can we expect to see in Disney+'s upcoming series Obi-Wan Kenobi? Find out all of the details here.

By Jillian Fabiano Nov 12, 2021 6:57 PMTags
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This is (Obi-)wan rematch you won't want to miss. 

Grab your lightsabers and some popcorn because this is about to get good. In honor of Disney+ Day on Nov. 12, the team behind the upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, released a new featurette on the streamer. Actor Ewan McGregor and director Deborah Chow came together to give us a behind-the-scenes look and share their thoughts on the special event series, which is expected to premiere in 2022. 

The new series finds Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) in between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), living in exile in Tatooine and trying to protect Luke Skywalker. "He has this one task left, which is to keep Luke safe," shares McGregor. 

Chow explains that it is the "starting place for our story. The interesting thing is gonna be where it goes from there."

She continues, "This is quite a dark time we're coming into with him. Just being a Jedi, it's not safe. There are Jedi hunters out there."

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But there is one Jedi hunter in particular that has it out for Obi-Wan Kenobi in particular and he's back

Hayden Christiansen is returning as Darth Vader and McGregor is excited. "The most beautiful thing of all is that it's brought me back together with Hayden," the actor said.

McGregor also hinted that the pair, who last appeared together in Revenge of the Sith, may "have another swing at each other." 

"It might be quite satisfying for everybody," McGregor continued. 

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The official series' description says, "The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader."

Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring McGregor, Christiansen, Kumail Nanjiani, Joel Edgerton, Maya ErskineRupert Friend and O'Shea Jackson, is one of 10 Star Wars series set to premiere on Disney+ in the coming years

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere in 2022 on Disney+.

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