Ewan McGregor teases a lightsaber duel with Vader in ‘Obi-Wan’ series

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LOS ANGELES – “Star Wars” fans yearning for another battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi can watch the duo face off on a new streaming television show expected next year, actor Ewan McGregor said in a video. posted on Friday.

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The Scottish actor will reprise his role as the famous Jedi Master in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on Walt Disney Co’s Disney +, and Canadian actor Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader. The couple last appeared in those roles in the 2005 film “Revenge of the Sith.”

“The most beautiful thing of all is that it has brought me back to Hayden,” McGregor said in a video posted by Disney.

If the characters “get another hit on each other, it could be pretty satisfying for everyone,” McGregor said.

The video also included a piece of concept art that featured the characters facing each other with glowing lightsabers crossed between them.

Disney released the video as part of what it called Disney + Day, an event that featured new programming, trailers and other promotions to encourage customers to sign up for the streaming service it is trying to build to compete with Netflix.

“The Mandalorian” on Disney +, with the popular Baby Yoda, became a global phenomenon.

The “Obi-Wan” series takes place between “Revenge of the Sith”, the third episode of the “Star Wars” film saga, and “A New Hope”, when Luke Skywalker evolves from a humble farmer to a hero.

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Obi-Wan, in the new series, “basically has one task left, which is to keep Luke safe,” McGregor said.

That’s the starting point of the story, added director Deborah Chow. “This is a pretty dark time,” he said. “With him being a Jedi, it’s not safe. There are Jedi hunters out there. “


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