It’s Obi-Wan Kenobi vs Darth Vader dialled to eleven!
For years, Star Wars fans have wondered what the iconic lightsaber duel between Ben Kenobi and Darth Vader would have looked like if its intensity matched that of their previous confrontation in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
In its current form, the duel is reminiscent of a chess game contested between two incredible opponents. Obi-Wan Kenobi is the ageing veteran displaying a slow and methodical fighting style while Darth Vader is the vengeful pupil using raw aggression to do everything possible to vanquish his former mentor.
However, in a recent YouTube post, FXitinPost has given us an insight into what might have been if the duel had matched the ferocity of Revenge of the Sith via a newly reimagined version of the Vader vs. Kenobi battle which amps up the action and fight choreography tenfold. Check it out:
Wow. Simply breath-taking. The original lightsaber duel from A New Hope is regarded as a classic sequence, but one that wasn’t really much to look at, especially when compared to later adaptations which oozed intensity with every single clash of the blade. However, this sequence provides a window into what it may have looked like if the great Nick Gillard had been on hand to inject a little Phantom Menace oomph into the scene.
Kudos FXitinPost. Superb work.
Our next lightsaber duel will arrive when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits our screens this December.
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