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Darth Vader & Obi-Wan's A New Hope fight scene gets an energetic update

Compared to the much more lively and highly choreographed lightsaber battles of what was to come, our first chronological example of a lightsaber battle in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE can't help but feel a little slow. Even George Lucas himself said that that particular fight "wasn't much of a swordfight at all," but as it was between "a very old man and a man who was only partially a man, and mostly a mechanical being," it's understandable. Although that final confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi is hugely impactful from a story-telling perspective, a few enterprising fans couldn't help but wonder what it would look like with a more modern approach. A short teaser from YouTube user FXitinPost offers up a reimagined version of that iconic scene, and the results...aren't bad at all.

FXitinPost promises that more will be coming soon and that the full scene will be released sometime in 2018. While what little we see of Vader and Kenobi's duel in the teaser certainly pumps up the intensity, it's nice that it doesn't include too much prequel-era acrobatics and overly fancy swordplay.

Source: YouTube

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