Disney releases the first trailer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series
With the first teaser for the upcoming Disney Plus exclusive, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi arriving, we see actor Ewan McGregor’s return as the Jedi from nearly two decades ago.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will take place ten years after the events of the third prequel, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, after the events of Order 66 and when we last saw the Jedi Master take refuge on the desolate planet of Tatooine, after delivering the newborn infant, Luke Skywalker to his foster family.
Something worth mentioning is that the series is being directed by Deborah Chow, who also directed several episodes of The Mandalorian, another Disney Plus exclusive Star Wars series that had also received critical acclaim. Certainly, there is a lot to look forward to for Star Wars fans regarding this series, let alone the fact that an Obi-Wan dedicated series had been a long-requested addition to the Star Wars universe outside of his character arcs from the Clone Wars animated television series. Speaking of the Clone Wars animated series, Disney Plus has set to bring back various previously animated Star Wars characters to live-action, in the case of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s the Grand Inquisitor, who was previously featured as the main antagonist of Star Wars Rebels. In The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano also made her live-action debut and will also have her miniseries slated for 2023.
Not only that, but Hayden Christensen is also set to reprise his Anakin Skywalker, or more appropriately, Darth Vader, whom Obi-Wan had left for dead in the events of the preceding film. The trailer has a lot to unpack, the return of John William’s original score, “The Duel of the Fates” soundtrack from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the inclusion of Vader’s Inquisitors who are commissioned by the Empire to hunt down any remaining Jedi, an important detail being that it doesn’t at all show Kenobi wielding a lightsaber, whereas the Inquisitors are actively using them in combat and/or to threaten civilians. Vader’s unmistakable sound of his breathing can be heard in the final moments of the trailer, solidifying his presence in the series to some degree.