Ewan McGregor discovered himself emotionally struck by Obi-Wan’s last confrontation in opposition to his former pupil, Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen), in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Years after Obi-Wan left his good friend and Jedi Knight on Mustafar, the 2 discover themselves face-to-face with just some armor and two lightsabers between them. With Vader spending the present’s entirety chasing his former grasp throughout the galaxy in a hateful show of vengeance, the complete present revolves round their inevitable assembly, and the second is as heavy as it’s compelling.
While the Obi-Wan Kenobi struggle is designed to emotionally join with audiences, McGregor discovered himself equally affected. While Obi-Wan could not redeem Darth Vader since he already believed that Vader is evil and Anakin was useless, the confrontation nonetheless proved an excessive amount of for even McGregor to bear. In an interview as a part of Disney‘s For Your Consideration 2022 award season marketing campaign (through The Direct), McGregor made it clear that the struggle’s emotional impression shocked each him and Christensen because the whole sequence constructed as much as the fateful confrontation between the 2. Check out his quote under.
Obi-Wan’s story might have led to Star Wars: A New Hope, however the Star Wars universe is not identified for sticking shut to 1 set interval. While Obi-Wan Kenobi might not have been the very best 2022 Star Wars TV present, it proves that there’s nonetheless narrative background to cowl the titular character that attracts empathy. There is not any phrase on whether or not Obi-Wan Kenobi will earn a season 2 renewal or if Obi-Wan’s present will finish with the Vader confrontation. With one other decade earlier than Star Wars: A New Hope, there’s room to discover extra of his life after the Jedi Order’s collapse.
As the premiere villain for the Star Wars universe, Darth Vader will seem once more. With Ahsoka Tano getting a sequence of her personal, it appears inevitable that Anakin’s former Padawan would meet Vader. She can be properly conscious of the Sith Lord’s former id, due to their encounter in Star Wars Rebels. Unfortunately, Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi created an issue by counting on acquainted characters, together with Princess Leia and the Mandalorian. This led to criticism of underwhelming storytelling in each Disney+ Star Wars exhibits and taking the eye away from the central character. While Hayden Christensen is confirmed to reprise Vader in Ahsoka, there will likely be questions in regards to the present’s route and whether or not it might probably keep away from the identical issues confronted in different spin-offs.
While Ahsoka is a given, Darth Vader might have a further look although nothing is presently unconfirmed. With the Star Wars universe steadily rising in scope, a number of completely different exhibits can characteristic Vader if acceptable. Andor, as an illustration, affords him the proper alternative to seem in a smaller function because the budding rebels are immediately plotting in opposition to him. Unfortunately, it is not seemingly that Din Djarin or Boba Fett will encounter him as a result of their exhibits happen after Return of the Jedi, the place Darth Vader has died. Either manner, even when Obi-Wan and Vader do not meet once more on-screen, each will seemingly present their faces individually after Obi-Wan Kenobi.