Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor teases showdown with Hayden Christensen

Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor teases showdown with Hayden Christensen
Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor teases showdown with Hayden Christensen

There was some big news shared by Disney+ in the Star Wars universe on Friday during Disney Plus Day, which looks at upcoming shows and films for its streaming service.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff starring Ewan McGregor will be released in 2022, it was confirmed. The series takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith which came out in 2005.

Also on board is Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, who turned into the dreaded Darth Vader. And Ewan teased that Obi-Wan may take on Hayden's Vader yet again in the new series.

Old Ben: The Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff starring Ewan McGregor will be released in 2022, it was confirmed. The series takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith which came out in 2005

Old Ben: The Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff starring Ewan McGregor will be released in 2022, it was confirmed. The series takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith which came out in 2005

Back for more: Also on board is Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, who turned into the dreaded Darth Vader. And Ewan teased that Obi-Wan may take on Hayden's Vader yet again in the new series. Seen in Revenge Of The Sith

Back for more: Also on board is Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, who turned into the dreaded Darth Vader. And Ewan teased that Obi-Wan may take on Hayden's Vader yet again in the new series. Seen in Revenge Of The Sith

McGregor and director Deborah Chow shared an exclusive look at the series with behind-the-scenes footage and concept art of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader facing off. The clip can be seen at Polygon

'The most beautiful thing of all is it's brought me back together with Hayden,' said Ewan in the new mini docu clip. 'To have another swing at each other might be quite satisfying for everybody.' 

Chow shared she added they brought in Hayden because 'we couldn't tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin.' 

Concept art: McGregor and director Deborah Chow shared an exclusive look at the series with behind-the-scenes footage and concept art of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader facing off. The clip can be seen at Polygon

Concept art: McGregor and director Deborah Chow shared an exclusive look at the series with behind-the-scenes footage and concept art of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader facing off. The clip can be seen at Polygon

Happy to be back: 'The most beautiful thing of all is it's brought me back together with Hayden,' said Ewan in the new mini docu clip. 'To have another swing at each other might be quite satisfying for everybody'

Happy to be back: 'The most beautiful thing of all is it's brought me back together with Hayden,' said Ewan in the new mini docu clip. 'To have another swing at each other might be quite satisfying for everybody'

Chow also said that it is a 'dark time' for Obi-Wan and the Jedis are not received well.

McGregor added Obi-Wan need to focus on the future: 'He has this one task

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