During last week’s Disney Investor Day, Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Hayden Christensen is set to reunite with his Prequel Trilogy star Ewan McGregor on the upcoming Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi series as he reprises the role of Darth Vader, and now we have confirmation from director Deborah Chow that the show will feature a rematch between former Master and Apprentice.
“This is quite a dark time we’re coming into with him,” said Chow. “Just being a Jedi is not safe. There are Jedi hunters out there… We couldn’t tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin or Vader. We all definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again.”
“There’s a hunger for this character to come back, the fans have been waiting long enough,” added McGregor. “I’m closer in age to [original Obi-Wan actor] Alec Guinness now, more worldly and wise… [Obi-Wan] has this one task left: To keep Luke safe. We start on Tatooine and go on quite a rollicking adventure.”
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