By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 28 Jun, 2022
Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ has wrapped its episode run and put the titular Jedi Master on one more collision course with the galactic horseman of the apocalypse Darth Vader.
Part VI of the series fittingly closes the series on a dramatic and cathartic close between the two before their last bout in A New Hope.
How Disney is willing to show Vader's unfiltered rage, and the visceral momentum of the armor-clad villain in action could be an excellent opportunity for Lucasfilm to establish a solo series that shows a side of the Force that hasn't been explored too profoundly on-screen.
There is plenty that Lucasfilm can do with the vast Star Wars timeline. Developing a Darth Vader-led television series would beat the dead horse that is the gaps with the Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope; it would be an exciting way to embrace more of the Dark Side of the Force.
With Obi-Wan Kenobi taking place ten years next to the events of RotS and ANH taking place another nine years after that, a hypothetical Darth Vader Star Wars series could position itself on either side of the show but be able to use the same core premise.
After the Empire published its galaxy-wide vice grip Order, it officially ushered in the age of the Great Jedi Purge, with none other than hunt.
Whether it is the nine years before or the nine years after the freshly concluded series, there are plenty of gritty exploits to write for the villain.
One of the holding things about Darth Vader's role in Obi-Wan Kenobi was how far Disney was willing to show the Sith Lord quite literally walk down the street killing people in the most brutal ways.
The same way they are gone is the days of the stiff information required for Vader's suit on set, as Hayden Christensen did an exceptional job portraying the villain's physical and kinetic in combat.
In Obi-Wan Kenobi, Vader was perhaps the most vengeful and emotionally vulnerable we have ever seen him. It could make for compelling storytelling to give audiences a closer look at the cracks that would eventually lead to his break and redemption in the back of the Jedi.
Vader’s final scene in Obi-Wan Kenobi with Emperor Palpatine suggested this even more clearly, with the former showing his emotions become increasingly more unstable even by Sith standards. In contrast, the latter outright suggests he might be unfit for duty because of this.
And with Soule in particular, he recently revealed that he’s now officially a Creative Consultant for Lucasfilm. If not put directly in a writers' room for a Darth Vader Disney+ series.
The general public expectedly thinks of Star Wars as a live-action and theatrical franchise. Still, the likes of Dave Filoni planted their flag on the sci-fi fantasy epic with beloved shows like The Clone Wars and Rebels.
Darth Vader himself featured in Rebels and was just as imposing a figure as fans would expect from him in live-action.
Filoni’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed, as he’s since taken up a higher role within Lucasfilm, had creative direction in Disney+'s acclaimed The Mandalorian, and will have a hand alongside Jon Favreau in 2023’s Ahsoka series.
However, in the meantime, embracing the Dark Side of the Force with Darth Vader might be one more way to make the saga worth revisiting.
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