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Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Will See Darth Vader 'Rematch Of The Century'

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Will See Darth Vader 'Rematch Of The Century'

The hype around the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series on Disney+ is reaching absolute fever pitch.

Many are keen to see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the blue lightsaber-wielding Jedi once again.

The series will be set 10 years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

We've already been told Hayden Christensen will join McGregor on the show, but the latest information has revealed what will happen when those two meet once again.

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Christensen played Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader in Episode II and III and the two characters last saw each other on the fiery planet Mustafar where Obi-Wan sliced his opponents legs off.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox

According to GamesRadar, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that the two will meet once again in 'the rematch of the century'.

"We will definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again," she said.

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Footage of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan has been shown to select investors and media in preparation for the series landing.

The setting of this series is 'quite a dark time' that we're seeing Obi-Wan in, where 'just being a Jedi' is not safe due to Jedi hunters.

We've often wondered how Obi-Wan survived and kept going after such a massive blow to the Jedi between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Looks like we're about to find out.

Credit: 20th Century Fox
Credit: 20th Century Fox
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There are quite a few rumours about this new Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Of course, this fight scene seems like it has a pretty solid confirmation which is a great start, but what about other roles being reprised?

There has been talk of Liam Neeson potentially jumping back into his famous Jedi character of Qui-Gon Jinn.

He told Collider he hasn't been approached by Disney to appear in the series or even heard about the show. But when quizzed on his thoughts if that call ever came through, Neeson replied with: "Sure, I'd be up for that, yeah."

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It's unclear how he would even be able to do that considering his character was pierced through the stomach with Darth Maul's double lightsaber in an epic duel in the first prequel.

But the show could do a flashback to Obi-Wan's training day or Disney could employ a classic Star Wars trope and bring Qui Gon Jinn in as a Force Ghost.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

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