Star Wars fans are less than one month away from the double-episode launch of the highly-anticipated limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, and as Disney and Lucasfilm with everyone, “May the Fourth be with you,” they also share some new information–including a new trailer.
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The trailer gives fans the first indication that Kenobi and Owen Lars knew each other, and it appears that the same sentiments Luke’s uncle expressed in Episode IV: A New Hope are present in this prequel series. We also see that Kenobi becomes one of the most wanted men in all of the galaxy as Darth Vader sets his inquisitors on a hunt for him specifically.
Disney’s streaming service released a press release that stated, in part,
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
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Perhaps the most exciting part of this series is the return of Darth Vader and a thrilling lightsaber rematch between Kenobi and his former padawan.
Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on Disney+ on May 27, with the first two episodes released simultaneously. After that, the remaining four episodes will stream every Wednesday, with the finale scheduled for release on Wednesday, June 22.
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