Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to cross blades with Darth Vader in his Disney+ TV series – but it could actually be a Force vision instead. Hayden Christensen is returning to Star Wars in the Obi-Wan TV series on Disney+, a development that delights fans, but this risks causing continuity problems. According to Lucasfilm, he’s not returning as Anakin Skywalker but as Darth Vader, and he’s going to go up against Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The problem is that the Obi-Wan series is set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and there’s frankly no logical way to fit an encounter between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader into the timeline. Obi-Wan exiled himself to Tatooine after the formation of the Empire and the downfall of the Jedi, and he dedicated himself to standing watch over the young Luke Skywalker. Star Wars Rebels revealed Obi-Wan considered Luke to be the true Chosen One, destined to destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force, and it is difficult to imagine a scenario where he abandoned his charge and headed off to confront Darth Vader.