There certainly are! The first was released on March 9—finally, after years and years of waiting. It shows Ewan McGregor returning to the iconic role he debuted in 1991’s Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as well as our first glimpse of Inquistors in live action. Up until now they’ve only appeared in animation (Star Wars Rebels), comics (Marvel’s Darth Vader) and video games (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). Watch it above and read about everything in it here. A teaser for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was also released on April 27 which re-used basically everything from the original teaser.
The second trailer arrived May the Fourth (be with you). Check it out here and also read our trailer breakdown.
A few of these are easy and a few are not. Of course Ewan McGregor stars, reprising the title role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Hayden Christensen, last seen being fitted in to the black armor of Darth Vader, will also return for the first time as Vader; he specifically re-watched all the movies, as well as animated series Clone Wars and Rebels, to prepare for his Star Wars re-entry. Hayden Christensen also revealed, in conversation with JOE.ie, that the series will also see Darth Vader coming to terms with his confinement to his obsidian armor.
Beyond that, most principal members of the cast have been announced but we only know for sure who a few are playing. For example Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are back, reprising their roles as Owen and Beru from the prequel films. Moses Ingram is an Inquisitor named Reva, and Rupert Friend (Hitman: Agent 47) appears to be playing the Grand Inquisitor, the leader of all Inquistors. And Sung Kang (F9) might also be playing an Inquisitor, potentially the Fifth Brother, but both of those are just rumored characters. Beyond that, actors Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma (seen in the trailer wearing an Imperial Officer uniform), O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie are all in the show.
It will only available on the Disney+ streaming service, for which you’ll need a subscription.
For now, Lucasfilm is saying that Obi-Wan Kenobi is a six-part “Limited Series.” But the president of the company, Kathleen Kennedy, did hint in an interview that they could continue the story. “It’s certainly something we talk about,” Kennedy said of a potential second season. “Mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time … But we have to really spend our time asking the question: why would we do it? If we were to decide to do anything more with the Obi-Wan character, we’d have to really answer the question, why?”
However, it can’t go on forever. Eventually the Rebels steal the Death Star plans, put those plans in an R2 unit, that unit lands on Tatooine, and Kenobi will begin the journey toward his demise at the hands of Vader—and his immortality in the Force.
We most certainly do. Though Kenobi is only going to have six episodes, you can find our episode recaps (which includes spoilers) for the show below:
And if you are looking for more coverage and interviews regarding Obi-Wan Kenobi, you can check them out here:
And if you are interested in more news regarding the latest Star Wars releases, check them out here.
Last updated 6/16/22.
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