Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow has revealed that we will see a different version of Darth Vader than have seen in the Star Wars films.
The road to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been a long one. Primarily dude to scrip rewrites, the series was delayed for several months apparently to make the story less bleak. Early on in the process, however, it was confirmed that Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader would appear in the series and it was reported that he and Kenobi would have at least one more confrontation. However, this version of the famous Sith Lord will not be like others we have seen.
Darth Vader appearing in media outside of the main films has become a more common thing than a casual fan of the series might expect. He made an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was a major antagonist in the animated series, Star Wars: Rebels, and acted as a final boss in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. He was also the central character in a solo comic series, simply titled Darth Vader, written by prolific Star Wars writer Charles Soule that detailed his adventures right after the events of Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge Of The Sith. But now the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will develop him a little bit more.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Deborah Chow explained that this version of Darth Vader will be different from the version we have already seen but didn’t give away too many details:
“For us, it’s very similar [to Obi-Wan] in the sense that he’s in between these two trilogies.So he isn’t the New Hope Vader quite yet, you know what I mean? So we are with the character sort of in the middle of this period. It is still Vader obviously, but it’s a Vader that isn’t quite as fully formed as A New Hope.”
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming Star Wars series:
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.”
Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. The series will also see the return of legendary Star Wars composer John Williams, who scored a theme.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will hit Disney Plus on May 25, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Entertainment Weekly