How Obi-Wan vs. Vader Sets Up Kenobi’s Future Star Wars Arc

Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold reveals how the Jedi Master’s upcoming rematch with Darth Vader will set up his future Star Wars arc.

Writer Joby Harold reveals how the next Obi Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader sets up the future of the Jedi master star wars bow. Lucasfilm is finally bringing Ewan McGregor back to the franchise after years of fan clamor. But his return as Obi-Wan Kenobi is shaping up to be an expectation as his own Disney+ series, Obi Wan Kenobi, will also see Hayden Christensen reprise his role as Darth Vader. The pair will meet in what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy calls the “rematch of the century”.

the Obi Wan Kenobi The series went through a few iterations before locking onto the narrative it has now. It was originally meant to be part of Lucasfilm’s star wars film anthology, but on the heels of Solo: A Star Wars StoryAt the box office, it was reworked into a small-screen project on Disney+. But even after his announcement, he faced a few more hurdles, including a script rewrite where Harold was brought in to further differentiate him from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. The Mandalorian. Now it’s a six-episode limited series that will follow Obi-Wan Kenobi as he escapes the Empire’s minions hunting down the Jedi who survived Order 66.

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There’s a lot to get excited about Obi Wan Kenobi, but arguably its biggest draw is the rematch between the titular character and Darth Vader. But aside from staging what could very well be one of the most iconic star wars moments, the duel will be the springboard for Obi-Wan’s future arc. According to Harold in a new interview with EOthe match-up will force the Jedi Master to come to terms with his past, which would allow him to move forward fully.

“Part of the journey of what he’s going through is reconciling that past and understanding it and understanding his place in it. And that journey and the places he has to go emotionally as well as physically, and some of those battles that he has to fight, have a lot to do with coming to terms with that past and understanding who he was, his role in his own history, in the history of others.”


Obi-Wan Kenobi battling Darh Vader aboard the Death Star in Star Wars A New Hope

McGregor previously said Obi-Wan was very guilty for what happened to Anakin Skywalker. He feels bad that he didn’t realize right away that he was drawn to the dark side by Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). It also convinced him that he had completely failed his Jedi master, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) who had ordered him to resume Anakin’s training just before his death. It’s safe to say this would be central to Obi-Wan’s struggle in his upcoming Disney+ series. It should be noted that when he appeared in A new hope, he seemed more at peace with what happened; instead, it was more focused on setting the rebellion against the Empire movement in motion with the reunion of Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Luke (Mark Hamill).


Currently, Obi Wan Kenobi is officially listed as a limited series. This means there are no plans for a second season. If Disney and Lucasfilm don’t change their stance on this, the series is potentially the last time fans will see McGregor reprise his role as the legendary Jedi, unless it’s via a cameo. Given that, expect director Deborah Chow to be intent on making sure the fight between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader pays off on all fronts.

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Source: EW

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