Obi-Wan Kenobi has just released a teaser trailer for the series. This is a mini series that focuses on the character Obi-Wan Kenobi 10 years since the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Star Wars seems to have started to focus on expanding its universe into the realm of the series. After the success of The Mandalorian and also The Book of Boba Fett , the franchise is ready to release another new series in 2022, namely Obi-Wan Kenobi . As the title suggests, this series will focus on the figure of Obi-Wan and takes place 10 years after the film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
The trailer opens with the arrival of the young Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Tatooine. He seemed to be hiding and alone on the planet. Until, he found Luke Skwalker and guarded him from afar.
Obi-Wan Kenobi in this series is again played by Ewan McGregor, who previously appeared as a character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy . In addition, the series will also feature Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker who has become Darth Vader. However, it seems McGregor and Christensen aren’t the only actors to return as iconic characters in the series.
Launching The Direct , Ian McDiarmid as the actor of Emperor Palpatine turned out to have given instructions regarding his comeback in the Kenobi series . McDiarmid said that with the return of Darth Vader in the series, it is not impossible for Palpatine who is his mentor to appear as well. Unfortunately, until now there has been no confirmation from the studio about Palpatine’s presence.
“The war is over. We lost. Stay hidden,” said Obi-Wan Kenobi opening the trailer.
Then, the scene continues to the dark side. The Grand Inquisitor, who is the antagonist of the series, is making plans to hunt down the Jedi.
The Grand Inquisitor himself is a character from Star Wars who has appeared through animation, comics, to games. Now, the character is brought to life through actor Rupert Friend.
“The key to hunting down the Jedi is patience,” said the Grand Inquisitor.
After that, there are new characters introduced in the trailer. One of them is a character named Reva who is a member of the Inquisitor.
This trailer does not show the appearance of Anakin Skywalker, played by Hayden Christensen. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin has been transformed into Darth Vader.
Thus, the appearance of Christensen as Darth Vader is one of the factors that makes the Obi-Wan Kenobi series worth waiting for.
In addition to Christensen, Ewan McGregor also returns to play Obi-Wan Kenobi, who he played in the Star Wars movies episodes I, II, and III.
The series also stars Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars, Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars, and Sung Kang as The Fifth Brother.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and written by Joby Harold. Meanwhile, John Williams was again trusted to fill in the music for the series after filling in for the Star Wars movies.
The O bi-Wan Kenobi series premieres on Disney+Hotstar on May 25, 2022.