Obi-Wan Kenobi Teases Hayden Christensen's Prequel-Inspired Sequences

Obi-Wan Kenobi Teases Hayden Christensen's Prequel-Inspired Sequences ...

Obi-Wan Kenobi will travel to this galaxy in just two weeks, granting Star Wars enthusiasts one of their most desired projects in a decade. Hayden Christensen, who will wear the Darth Vader outfit once more, is joining the pair as a result of the intense confrontation. That''s why Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has called the "rematch of the century."

While some have reservations over a meeting between Obi-Wan and Vader that precedes A New Hope, there''s been a collective outpour of interest for Christensen to get another crack at the role. The bulk of the Vader stories that have been revealed in canon are emailed either directly after Revenge of the Sith or during the original trilogy era, giving Kenobi the possibility to deepen his own conviction.

Without discussing Anakin Skywalker''s fate, telling a story about Obi-Wan would be impossible, but they''d expect the series to feature a significant duel rather than a long-awaited confrontation. Fortunately, the Vader star has assured fans that he can look to see more from the point.

Hayden Christensen Discusses Prequel Style Fights and Vader

Hayden Christensen stated in an interview with Total Film via Naboo News that the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber conflicts will take place in the form of a prequel trilogy:

"We are more in line with the prequels than we are with how the fights are in the original trilogy. These characters have evolved, but not that much yet."

With George Lucas, the actor shared sweet memories of his time working on the prequels, giving way to the excitement of reprising the Vader role:

Making the prequels was phenomenal. I mean, getting to work with George Lucas, and getting to play this character, I couldn''t have imagined it up any better. At the time, I thought that was okay. At the time, I thought that was the case. I had decided to leave. I had a loss to the outcome. I felt that he had told him his story. I was sad to learn how to do it again. I''m grateful to see him again and again.

Most of Kenobi''s preparation was needed to complete the frame of the Sith Lord''s suit, according to Christensen:

The majority of my work on this project was completed. The physical preparation was intense. I had to put on a decent amount of weight and weight to complete the suit.

Darth Vader will be in his prime in the series, though Christensen noted the ever-present conflict that lingers within the villain:

In his prime, he is 100 percent a fully realized Vader. It is, in a lot of ways, Vader. It is a very complex character, and there''s an inherent struggle of identity that is always present theres inner conflict."

Vader''s tragic moments are still raw for Anakin Skywalker, but Christensen highlighted the importance of acknowledging the little element of the good man who remains:

"Hes always going to be struggling with Padme''s loss. Hes got Anakin buried deep inside. Because he does eventually find redemption in the end through the love of his son, no less. So there must be a little bit of him in there for Luke to be able to access. There''s a lot going on.

2005 Called - It Wants Its Fights Back

The prequel trilogy has been kind, although there are still some who criticize the films. However, many people have noticed that the lightsaber duels are among the projects that have been celebrated by nearly everyone since their respective releases. Some observers think the slower cadence to the emotional combat in the original trilogy is preferable, while others think that the high-speed fights in the early 2000s are awe-inspiring.

Despite the heavy set pieces, it''s usually a coin toss between Duel of the Fates and Battle of the Heroes for the strongest duel in the series. McGregor and Christensen spent hours a day preparing for the longest sword fight in cinematic history. The duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan on Mustafar is emotional and intense. Despite the huge set pieces, the sequence between Anakin and Kibo is usually emotional and intense.

A return to the same genre of combat in Star Wars is a welcome experience. Slower duels certainly have their place in the franchise, whether it is for the intention of focusing more on the characters or competitors, but the faster and more intense prequel-style fights can accomplish everything they need. With the success of this film''s precedent, the new series should semble a true continuation of events.

Vader''''s Inner Anakin

Christensen''s strong understanding of Anakin and Vader will be noticeable during the film''s release, especially 17 years after his role. This is something the actor has demonstrated since the trailers and in full force in the featurette "The Return of Darth Vader"

Darth Vader is by far the most complex character in Star Wars. His life sucks. His pain becomes everyone else''s. Every moment of his existence is spent in anguish, his being a constant reminder of everything he lost with her. Kenobi will naturally be focused on the titular character, but any opportunity to investigate what''s going on in Vader''s head will enable a nuanced portrayal by Christensen to build on the character''s tragic struggle.

Vader''s older brother will learn to overcome their differences in the physical duel, while Anakin Skywalker''s younger brother will be in conflict. Obi-Wan is an unsettling representation of what Vader''s life once was and can no longer be, something he wants to destroy. Anakin is the inner conflict that tugs at Vader, though his former master will not be able to reach him... but showing the small glimmer of light adds to his son''s ability to control his decisions.

On Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi announces his retirement on May 27.

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