The last time fans saw Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi collide was back in 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Almost two decades later, the pair had a showdown in the third episode of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, but based on the outcome of their recent battle, it looks like it is not the only duel that the fans will see between the former master and student.
Darth Vader star Hayden Christensen recently teased pointing out that his character likely wants to fight against Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi at the height of his power so that Vader could prove just how unstoppable he became.
In their recent duel, Kenobi was a bit rusty as he intentionally cut himself off from the Force when he was in seclusion on Tatooine. Given the limit of those powers, Christensen said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Vader wants a more satisfying battle.
The actor said, "Well, I think that came as a shock to Vader to see how disconnected from the Force Obi-Wan is at this point. I think Vader wants Obi-Wan to be able to put up more of a fight. I don't want to say too much [about what's to come]."
In addition to the Darth Vader actor teasing another showdown in the series, writer Joby Harold also hinted previously that the final episode of the series will bring plenty of emotion.
"One of the challenges with the show is we know where it begins, and we know where it ends," Harold said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "And part of the fun of it was, in the journey in between, taking us to places maybe you wouldn't expect, and some surprises along the way. But hopefully there's a satisfaction to landing the plane back where we all imagine it'll end up, vis a vis Episode 4 and A New Hope."
Harold also added, "So there's some emotional stuff ahead. There's more surprises ahead. And hopefully when everything is concluded, we'll be able to look at the whole thing as a complete story, and some of the earlier choices will make sense. So I'm just excited for all to get out there."
Episodes 1 to 5 of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently available to stream on Disney+ with the final episode releasing next Wednesday.