Obi-Wan Kenobi Leaked Footage Reveals Darth Vader Duel

Written by Joy Lyn Parohinog Francisco

Obi-Wan Kenobi leaked footage showcases a duel with Darth Vader.

Undoubtedly, Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most anticipated streaming series. This is the main reason for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series to exist in the first place.

After Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) succumbed to his anger and hate. He fully turned to the dark side of the Force. Obi-Wan Kenobi defeated him in Mustafar but did not end his life. We saw the Jedi Master overwhelmed with guilt, sorrow, disappointment and helplessness in what has become of his apprentice.

In 1977’s Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) became an old man who has just calmly accepted what has happened. He became the mentor for young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Obi-Wan Kenobi Leaked Footage Reveals Darth Vader Duel

Obi-Wan Kenobi Leaked Footage Reveals Darth Vader Duel

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The years between these two films cover a trove of stories. What happened to Anakin from learning that Padme (Natalie Portman) died? What happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi after bringing a newborn boy to Lars and Beru?

Apart from overseeing the safety of Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi must also protect himself from Inquisitors. Ultimately, he also has to discover what the Force still wants him to do. All these events prior to A New Hope may give us a clue as to why he just let Darth Vader kill him and make a point that Luke sees this happen.

As only approximately 10 years have passed since they last fought, Darth Vader is not yet exactly the Sith Lord yet. Director Deborah Chow states:

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.

What could 10 years of the dark side of the Force do to Anakin? Darth Vader began his dark path filled with fear of losing Padme, then he stayed on the path because of his anger. Despite everything, he still lost her. Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) toys with him in saying the dark side can reveal ways to bring Padme back.

Anakin’s love is the reason he is vulnerable and powerful at the same time. Perhaps there is that window that Obi-Wan Kenobi means to fully open for him to turn back into the light. But Anakin, having no hope at the time, has become “more machine now, than man.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi Leaked Footage Reveals Darth Vader Duel

Perhaps the Force showed Obi-Wan Kenobi that the only way Anakin can be turned back is if he finds A New Hope. The one Obi-Wan Kenobi is entrusted to keep safe until the time comes he will face his father.

This duel is actually the first time Obi-Wan Kenobi faces Darth Vader because in Revenge of the Sith, he fought Anakin Skywalker. Maybe, when he last fought Anakin he was seeing him fully turn into the dark side and that causes him so much grief for his friend.

But, 10 years later, fighting Darth Vader gave him the vision that he can still have hope. And that is why when Luke was there to see, he just allowed himself to be fully one with the Force.

Because his tale in the saga is already told.