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


FILE PHOTO: British actor Ewan McGregor poses as he arrives for the UK premiere of the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith” in London’s Leicester Sq. Could 16, 2005. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photograph

LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars” followers craving for one more battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi may even see the duo face off in a brand new streaming TV present anticipated subsequent 12 months, actor Ewan McGregor mentioned in a video launched on Friday.

The Scottish actor will reprise his position because the famed Jedi grasp in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on Walt Disney Co’s Disney+, and Canadian actor Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader. The pair final appeared in these roles in 2005 film “Revenge of the Sith.”

“Probably the most stunning factor of all is that it’s introduced me again with Hayden,” McGregor mentioned in a video launched by Disney.

If the characters “have one other swing at one another, it is perhaps fairly satisfying for everybody,” McGregor mentioned.

The video additionally included a bit of idea artwork that confirmed the characters dealing with one another with glowing lightsabers crossed between them.

Disney launched the video as a part of what it dubbed Disney+ Day, an occasion that featured new programming, trailers and different promotions to encourage prospects to join the streaming service it’s attempting to construct to compete with Netflix.

“The Mandalorian” on Disney+, that includes the favored Child Yoda, turned a worldwide phenomenon.

The “Obi-Wan” sequence is about between “Revenge of the Sith,” the third episode within the “Star Wars” film saga, and “A New Hope,” when Luke Skywalker evolves from humble farm boy to hero.

Obi-Wan, within the new sequence, “mainly he has one activity left, which is to maintain Luke protected,” McGregor mentioned.

That’s the story’s start line, director Deborah Chow added. “That is fairly a darkish time,” she mentioned. “With him being a Jedi, it’s not protected. There are Jedi hunters on the market.”

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