Disney and Lucasfilm are set to continue their venture into live-action storytelling in the Star Wars universe with Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi in May 2022. Already teased to feature "the rematch of the century" between the Jedi Master and his former Padawan, Darth Vader, this limited show will give a new level of depth and emotion to McGregor's classic hero.
Plenty of the story will focus on new characters and actors joining the Star Wars narrative, which will utilize a combination of classic story beats with plot points never explored before. However, the headliner is still the Obi-Wan vs. Vader matchup - one that started the whole franchise in Episode IV: A New Hope and fully came to life in the prequel trilogy more than a decade ago.
While Hayden Christensen is confirmed to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker and Vader in this series, it's unclear how big of a role the battle will play in the show or how often they will face off against one another.
Now, a new report is hinting that this fight may not be just a one-time thing.
Obi-Wan vs Vader - Round 2...& 3?!
LRMOnline revealed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ will feature two separate battles between Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader.
While no details were shared about when or how these fights will add to the story, they are teased as being two of the best battles in Star Wars history.
The Star Wars Rematches of the Century
For all the new and exciting plot points being delivered in Obi-Wan Kenobi, nothing seems to be more exciting than the confirmed battle between Jedi Master and apprentice. After Obi-Wan and Anakin's story served as the driving force behind Episode I through Episode III, it seems only fitting that they'll be facing off more than once in Ewan McGregor's solo series.
Thus far, most of the plot for Obi-Wan Kenobi is still shrouded in mystery other than McGregor's central character doing everything he can to rescue a young Princess Leia. However, rumors also point to Vader serving as the show's eventual main antagonist, likely showing up in each of the last four episodes and said to be "out for blood" on his path for vengeance.
Regardless of the specifics, the fact that Obi-Wan will fight Vader twice will give viewers something truly special to look forward to once the show airs.
Their battle at the end of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is still widely regarded as one of the highlights of the prequel trilogy for the emotion shown in battle and the sheer length of the fight. Seeing that kind of fight twice more will only add that much more drama and excitement to Obi-Wan's long-awaited return to Star Wars.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.