This is the Disney+ series you're looking for. Now set to debut with two episodes on May 27, Lucasfilm's Obi-Wan Kenobi will finally reveal what "Old Ben" was up to during his exile on Tatooine, as well as introduce a young Luke Skywalker, and live-action Jedi-hunting Inquisitors. If that wasn't enough, the show is also confirmed to reunite Kenobi with his fallen apprentice, Darth Vader.
In addition to the reunion between Kenobi and Vader, the series is also a reunion for its prequel trilogy stars, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, as their prior Star Wars films are experiencing a bit of a revival.
In fact, Lucasfilm's recent Disney+ series - The Book of Boba Fett - included several callbacks to McGregor and Christensen's Star Wars films, in addition to its ties to the original trilogy.
While Obi-Wan Kenobi is sure to evoke nostalgia, it's worth noting that Star Wars is in a different place than it was when Revenge of the Sith was in theaters. Disney+ has ushered in a new era of Star Wars with shows like The Mandalorian that use MCU-inspired elements, such as post-credits scenes.
And now, just weeks ahead of Obi-Wan Kenobi's debut, a new rumor has teased just how Lucasfilm intends to use these '00s Star Wars stars in a way they never were in the prequel films.
Exciting Post-Credits Scene Rumored for Obi-Wan Kenobi
Warning - the rest of this article contains potential spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Star Wars is well on its way to making post-credits scenes a tradition.
After The Mandalorian's Season 2 finale, a post-credits scene was used to introduce The Book of Boba Fett. Then, following the conclusion of Boba's solo series, a post-credits scene of Cobb Vanth in a bacta tank not only confirmed the character's survival but also teased his return.
Now, according to MakingStarWars.net, Obi-Wan Kenobi will also have a post-credits scene, and like The Book of Boba Fett, it also involves a bacta tank. The difference is, this scene doesn't take place at the end of the series, and the individual in the tank is none other than the Chosen One himself.
According to the rumor, a set for Darth Vader's bacta tank was constructed in Southern California with the intention of serving as the iconic character's introduction in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Apparently, Kenobi's reunion with a young Princess Leia at the end of the series' second episode sparks a disturbance in the Force. This moment is followed by the camera focusing on the murky fluid of Vader's bacta tank as an eye suddenly shoots open.
Darth Vader Knows How to Make an Entrance
If this rumored post-credits scene is true, it's hard to imagine a better and more ominous entrance for Vader.
Again, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which was originally set to release on Wednesday, May 25, recently moved to a Friday release on May 27. And, instead of one episode, the show would debut with two.
If this rumor is true, this scene teasing Vader's return will be what audiences are left with until the third episode drops the following week. Not only is it a perfect cliffhanger and one that's sure to have the internet buzzing for days, but it's also the perfect entrance for the Sith Lord this time around.
After all, Obi-Wan Kenobi isn't the first time Star Wars fans have seen Vader in recent years.
In addition to appearing in animation in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars final season and Star Wars Rebels, Vader returned to live-action in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; and that hallway scene featuring the Sith Lord is widely considered one of Vader's best - and most terrifying - moments ever.
While much of the hype for Vader this time around is due to Christensen's return and the context of Anakin's history with McGregor's Obi-Wan, new Vader content needs to live up to what audiences have seen in the past.
Even though an eye opening in bacta fluid isn't an action sequence, it tells audiences that Kenobi awakened Vader, setting him on course to get involved, while also reminding audiences of Anakin's gruesome condition and his need for revenge.
Whether or not this rumor, and the others circulating about the McGregor-led series, are true remains to be seen. Fortunately, fans won't have to wait too much longer to find out.
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney+ on May 27. The following episodes of the series will be released on Wednesdays.