There is little doubt that fans are currently hyped up about Hayden Christensen joining the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series. However, there's at least one person who is more excited about it than the rest of us. Ewan McGregor has admitted during an interview in the Star Wars show's sizzle reel that he is looking forward to going up against his Revenge of the Sith co-star all over again.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi sizzle reel was screened exclusively during Disney Investor Day and although the actual footage has not yet been leaked online, The Hollywood Reporter revealed some details about the video.
In the sizzle reel, director Deborah Chow explained the show's simple premise: “Just being a Jedi, it’s not safe.” This applies although Obi-Wan is already hiding out in Tatooine in the series. After all, it was strongly suggested that he and Darth Vader will be set for another match and that's what McGregor is truly excited about.
“The most beautiful thing of all is that it’s brought me back together with Hayden,” McGregor said of the series. He then added that yes, he and Christensen will have “another swing at each other” in the show.
But is this truly something to look forward to? Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy didn't shy away from hyping up the upcoming duel by calling it “the rematch of the century.” Needless to say, this is going to be amazing.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is expected to begin production early next year. It is then set to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.