Star Wars plot hole: Spin-off Kenobi solves Darth Vader’s Obi-Wan Return of the Jedi error

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By the time Luke (played by Mark Hamill) came face-to-helmet with Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) in the 1983 epic Return of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) had been dead for years. It was also noted that, prior to this meeting, Vader and Obi-Wan had not seen one another since the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Despite this, in Return of the Jedi Vader spoke candidly about his relationship with Obi-Wan.

After Vader captured Luke on the Forest Moon of Endor, he tried to tempt his son to the Dark Side.

Luke refused and attempted to convince his father that “some trace of Anakin Skywalker still remained” within him.

Vader simply replied: “Obi-Wan once thought as you do.”

This statement is confusing considering Obi-Wan never saw Anakin as Darth Vader, only as the young Jedi he trained up.

What’s more, the last time Obi-Wan and Darth Vader were together was during their horrific battle on the lava planet of Mustafar.

Obi-Wan did not only defeat Anakin during this fight, but he cut off all his limbs with his lightsaber and left him for dead in the magma. 

Whether or not there was some hope for Anakin to return to the Light Side, it may have been stamped out by the brutal attack from his beloved father figure.

This will all change, however, in the upcoming Obi-Wan TV show, Kenobi.  

Obi-Wan Kenobi features in Star Wars fan movie trailer

Lucasfilm and Disney Plus recently announced that former Obi-Wan star Ewan McGregor will be playing the titular hero and he won’t be returning on his own.

Disney also revealed Darth Vader will play a big part in the series, played by original Anakin Skywalker actor Hayden Christiansen.

The series takes place long after the events of Episode III, but before Episode IV, meaning Obi-Wan is hidden in the deserts of Tatooine to protect Luke.

This timeline also means Anakin has been Darth Vader for a while and is no doubt wreaking havoc across the galaxy under the tutelage of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid).

Considering both of the characters have been cast in the upcoming show, their relationship will surely be progressed with new scenes together, expanding on the events that have already occurred. 

These scenes could include Obi-Wan once again trying to tempt Vader back to the Light Side of the Force, clarifying his comments in Return of the Jedi.

The relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin is not the only thing being expanded upon in the Star Wars universe.

According to YouTube leaker Mike Zeroh, Disney director Jon Favreau has recently hired John Wick actor Keanu Reeves for an upcoming role.

The report says Keanu will be playing a brand new evildoer named King Valar in The Old Republic generation – which takes place thousands of years before the events of the Skywalker Saga.

On top of that, Keanu’s new character will apparently be a Sith King, the leader of the Sith and a powerful warrior with a brand new weapon – a curved lightsaber.

The report adds that the actor’s new warrior will be receiving an animated TV show on Disney Plus, voiced by Keanu, before making his way to the silver screen.

After this transition, Zeroh says Keanu will be reprising his role in the live-action movie.

The Star Wars Saga is available on Disney Plus now. 

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