In an interview he gave, shared by Star Wars News Net, the 77-year-old spoke about how he believes his character, who met his death thanks to his granddaughter Rey in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, was really gone.
However, McDiarmid himself noted that there is still the possibility of him appearing in stories prior to the 2019 film – specifically in the upcoming Disney Plus series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’.
“I guess I have to accept, thanks to my ungrateful granddaughter, my annihilation has finally happened,” he said.
“Of course, Vader is back in the new television series [‘Obi-Wan Kenob’], so I suppose it’s not impossible that one day his mentor might be discovered once again lurking in the shadows.”
Remembering that the series is set 10 years after the dramatic events of the film, when Kenobi isolated himself on Tatooine after the fall and corruption of his best friend and apprentice.
In the series’ plot, Obi-Wan will face off against Jedi-hunting Inquisitors as he is tasked with keeping Luke and Leia hidden from their father and Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid).
In addition to McGregor and Christensen, the cast also includes O’Shea Jackson Jr (‘Straight Outta Compton’), Kumail Nanjiani (‘Eternals’), Indira Varma (‘Game of Thrones’), Simone Kessell (‘Reckoning’) and Benny Safdie (‘Uncut Gems’).
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse also return as Owen and Beru Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncles.
Previously, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed to The Wrap that ‘Kenobi’ will be a miniseries, with a predetermined beginning, middle and end:
“It’s been really exciting to see the talent that is getting involved here. And now we are developing the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries with Deborah Chow and she has done a phenomenal job.”
Directed by Deborah Chow, ‘Kenobi’ will only have six 1-hour episodes.
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