On Wednesday we were treated to our first look at the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series that will hit Disney+ on the 45th anniversary of Star Wars. The thrilling trailer gave us looks at live action Inquisitors for the first time, killer lightsaber action, young Luke, the return of Owen Lars played by Joel Edgerton, and all around Star Wars goodness back on the planet of Tatooine and many other places throughout the galaxy. Oh and oncourse, the star himself, Ewan McGregor’s Old Ben Kenobi!
But it left something out. Something quite sinister. Dark. Evil even. That would be the one and only iconic Vader. Yea we heard the epic breathing towards the end, but a lot of fans wanted more. You know how we are. We want it all, and it’s never quite enough. Well don’t worry. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we got him. The Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader.
In all his epic glory, Lord Vader has arrived once again. Hayden Christensen returns to dawn the helmet of the evil galactic Emperor’s right hand man. Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor spoke to EW about seeing Hayden, calling it “odd”. He went on to talk about his friend saying:
To see Hayden back in the role of Anakin, well… it was sort of spine-tingling, It was amazing. It was just amazing to see Hayden full-stop. I’m so close to him – we’ve stayed in touch over the years, but we haven’t seen each other for a long time
Old Ben Kenobi, Lightsaber in hand, will grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly as they prepare for the oncoming excitement that will be the Kenobi series. A series that has had fans excited since McGregor last played the character in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. McGregor was a bright spot in the prequels regardless of what you may have thought about the films. Most fans still agree he did an incredible job playing the legendary Jedi Master.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set Ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Kenobi is watching over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine when he finds himself embarking on a “rollicking adventure” that pits him against the Inquisitors, who are bent on destroying any remaining fragments of the Jedi Order. The series will be streaming on Disney+ on May 25th and will star Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit, Moses Ingram, alongside veteran Star Wars actors, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Joel Edgerton. Deborah Chow directed the upcoming series, with scripts by Joby Harold.