In the upcoming Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi will star Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader and Ewan McGregor in the title role is next on deck. Being a part of the franchise’s ongoing small-screen expansion, Star Wars fans will see several new shows debut on Disney+ over the next few years. Interestingly, Darth Vader’s returns to the Star Wars show took some convincing from the executives from Lucasfilm. 

Fans reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Still from Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer

Ewan McGregor returning to play the role has received a fluctuating response from the fans. Whereas fans are hyped for the duo to return. Return of Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker gets the chance to play a full-fledged Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is still not clear how important the role of the legendary Sith Lord will play out in the series. 

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How Lucasfilm agreed for Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Darth Vader
Darth Vader

Reportedly, a Vanity Fair feature from the Star Wars franchise reveals the BTS Lucasfilm discussion on whether to bring back Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow believed that an Obi-Wan and Vader rematch was crucial to exploring the title character’s emotional state. Executives from Lucasfilms were in for the plan but the process had many back and forth. 

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As a Lead Development Chief and Obi-Wan Kenobi executive producer, Michelle Rejwan said, “We have these what-if conversations 24/7. It’s fun too, in your head, peruse the Star Wars toy store. ‘Oh, we could have this character, or feature that ship.’ But at the end of the day, we really need to keep it pure about why.”

Look at 17 years to where it all started!

Reason to bring Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer
Obi-Wan Kenobi

The conversation leads Director Deborah Chow and an executive from Lucasfilms to agree for a sole reason. There had to be an Obi-Wan-Darth Vader Rematch. She saw it as a love story that had developed through the prequels of the star wars franchise. The emotional turmoil has left McGregor’s Kenobi with so much pain and will certainly be in a dark place at the start of Obi-Wan Kenobi series. 

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