Of course, the series is called Obi-Wan Kenobi and intends to focus on the titular Jedi master; however, we can’t help but wonder: will his friend-turned-foe Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, play a role in the upcoming project?
Set 10 years after the heartbreaking events of Revenge of the Sith, the highly anticipated miniseries aims to illustrate the adventures of the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) between the prequels and the original trilogy of Star Wars.
As of now, it looks like the original Disney Plus will follow Obi-Wan as he lives in exile and watches over a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine; but soon enough, the survivor of Order 66 will embark on a vital mission, ultimately facing “allies turned into enemies” and facing “the wrath of the Empire”. When we see “allies turned into enemies”, our mind immediately goes to Darth Vader. So, it will be in the series Obi-Wan Kenobi ? Let’s find out!
Will Darth Vader be in the “Obi-Wan” series?
Darth Vader fans better start celebrating as the infamous Sith Lord is returning for more at Obi-Wan Kenobi. Want to know what’s best? Hayden Christensen is returning to play the iconic villain.
Although the decision to bring back Darth Vader for Obi-Wan Kenobi it wasn’t easy, director Deborah Chow told Entertainment Weekly that it was “quite difficult to avoid Anakin / Vader” due to his deep connection with Obi-Wan.
As for the version of the Sith Lord that viewers will see in Obi-Wan Kenobi , Deborah noted that, like Obi-Wan, she is between two trilogies. She added that Darth Vader “is not yet the New Hope Vader… So we’re with the character in the middle of this period. Of course he is still Vader, but he is a Vader who is not quite as fully formed as A new hope “.
The 40-year-old revealed that he was thrilled to play Darth Vader for the project because it felt like a “natural continuation” of his character’s journey. “The whole experience was very surreal,” he added.
An “Obi-Wan Kenobi” leak suggests viewers will see the evolution of Darth Vader.
On April 4, the leaker of Star Wars MakingStarWars reported that fans would receive their first taste of Darth Vader right at the end of the two-episode premiere. According to the leak, Episode 2 features a mid-credits scene with the Dark Lord of the Sith.
After the credits, audiences will see murky water and a red-tinted eyeball that belongs to Darth Vader himself. According to the leak, he appears to be resting in a tub of bacta, but soon wakes up with a start after a specific meeting disturbs the Force.
The third episode will offer viewers a formal introduction to Darth Vader and show how the dress is put on every morning. With that in mind, it’s clear that Darth Vader is here to stay and will play a significant role in future episodes.
The premiere of two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will arrive Friday, May 27, 2022 exclusively on Disney Plus.