Warning! Potential spoilers ahead.
Making Star Wars has published a new rumor about a confrontation between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in the upcoming series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi. This site is almost always reliable, so what follows is probably true. Here are the main points of the article:
“Obi-Wan Kenobi is dispatched to a planet on a rescue mission. The captive prisoner is very important “to the cause” and Kenobi has to save said person from the Inquisitor’s clutches. The main inquisitor holding the prisoner was performed by Moses Ingram in these sequences. The success of this mission is most likely what springs Vader forward into action.”
“As matters escalate from the trouble Kenobi is causing, we see Mustafar again. Darth Vader rises from his throne and hurriedly walks to his ship’s hanger to intercept his old master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Based on reference material, it appears as if Vader is using his TIE Advanced to depart the castle. It wasn’t actually built on set but it shares certain characteristics with the Inquisitor ships.”
“Obi-Wan is wearing his clothes from Revenge of the Sith for the fight or damn near close enough. The white tunic, no robe. His white tunic is more worse for wear now. He looks a little older, a little more tattered.”
“There are mounds and piles of dirt and sand around this set and blue screens. […] The sets are full of blue screens and partial sets. The ground and rock formation of the duel honestly looked a lot like Jedha in the background.”
“Darth Vader steps onto the dirt ground. […] Obi-Wan realizes exactly who the monster in the suit is. Kenobi’s resolve is strong and his face is so focused on the threat ahead. Darth Vader walks towards Kenobi ready to engage him. That’s when Obi-Wan Kenobi force pushes Darth Vader what looked like 50ft maybe in total. Hadouken! Vader is launched into the air as he hits what appears to be a rock wall. Like a Terminator talking a powerful hit, Vader slowly gets up advances towards his moment of revenge!”
“Vader was thrown on wires into a blue screen for the Force push moment. Atmospheric effects and lower set pieces make it appear to be a rock wall.”
“My sources say this battle between Kenobi and Darth Vader took two weeks to shoot and is massive. The shoot took place in August of 2021. Hayden Christensen was not in the suit for these fight sequences from the shoot in August based around the duel.”
““When I left you I was but the learner. Now, I am the master!” This quote no longer means what you used to think it meant. Obi-Wan Kenobi is still very much the master in this series. But the change in direction Obi-Wan takes after this story is why he allows his powers to fade. In this series, we are getting peak Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
All of this seems quite ambitious and I look forward to see it on screen. I don’t care about the little continuity issue with A New Hope as long as we have a great fight.
And it’s nice to hear that we’ll see the iconic planet Mustafar again!