The first trailer for Disney Plus’s planned Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series has emerged, revealing Ewan McGregor’s return as the exiled Jedi. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on Disney Plus on May 25th.
Between darkness and defeat, hope survives.
— Obi-Wan Kenobi (@obiwankenobi) March 9, 2022
The first scenes of the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” teaser establish a recognizable backdrop for all “Star Wars” fans: Tatooine. The events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” take place 10 years after the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” which concludes with Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader after Order 66 destroys the bulk of the Jedi throughout the galaxy. Obi-Wan (McGregor) lives a covert existence on Tatooine, guarding a young Luke Skywalker while the Empire strives to exterminate the last Jedi.
But, with Hayden Christensen returning as a vengeful Darth Vader — aka, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-former Wan’s apprentice, who was last seen beaten and burning in lava by his former friend — it appears Obi-time Wan’s on Tatooine between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope will be anything but peaceful, as the show sets the stage for the ultimate Star Wars rematch.
Almost 20 years after we last saw Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan on the deserts of Tatooine, Entertainment Weekly has revealed first look photographs for the new Star Wars Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, as its final print issue before turning all-digital. See also Doctor Strange 2 Trailer.
Among other things, the magazine has revealed the series’ new villain: a force-sensitive Empire operative. Obi-Wan may be retired, but his Jedi obligations do not end there.
The new Star Wars series sees Ewan McGregor reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the first time since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. There are three photographs of the new villain, Inquisitor Reva, portrayed by Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), among the photos, which mostly show McGregor appearing older and leathery as a desert-dwelling Obi-Wan watching over a young Luke Skywalker.