More than two decades after Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi graced our screens in The Phantom Menace, McGregor returns in “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” a limited series airing on Disney Plus on May 25. While McGregor appeared in The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, it was only a voice cameo; the last time fans saw him in-person was in 2005 in Revenge of the Sith. Now, after months of anticipation, Obi-Wan’s return is finally here.
The Star Wars franchise has definitely been sky-rocketing with its series The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Both series that aired on Disney Plus have been a major success. In the teaser trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, viewers see Obi-Wan back on Tatooine, watching a young Luke Skywalker. In addition to the return of McGregor’s Obi-Wan, fans will also see the return of Hayden Christiansen’s Darth Vader, who, like McGregor, last appeared in a vocal cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.
Lately, movies and television series have been capitalizing on the fanbase from many years ago; Spider-Man: No Way Home took advantage of the love for the previous Raimi Spider-Man trilogy and Webb Spider-Man duology, including both heroes and villains in their latest film. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness promises to do the same and, after the major success of No Way Home, it is little surprise that other franchises are choosing to continue with this fan service. While some of these series and movies were obviously planned out before the release of No Way Home, after its success the continuation of these “blasts from the past” is only natural.
In the trailer, fans see more villains than just Sith Lords; we see the Inquisitors, who are tasked with killing any Jedi who survived Order 66. The Inquisitors are governed by Darth Vader and were created with the sole purpose of hunting anyone Force-sensitive. While the main villains of the Star Wars franchise are clearly the Sith Lords, they often employ an army to do their bidding, be them robots, clones, or the Inquisitors.
The trailer is most definitely exciting and suggests that anyone – Star Wars fan or not – will enjoy the series. After all, there are many books based on the Star Wars franchise that not all fans have read, yet fans can still enjoy the book, movie, and Disney Plus series independently.
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