Disney Plus has released its first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, giving fans an insight into the ultimate Star Wars rematch coming soon to screens.
Star Wars fans have been waiting 17 years for the return of Ewan McGregor as the titular character, with the series to premiere exclusively on the streaming service on May 25.
Hayden Christensen will return as a Darth Vader.
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The anticipated first trailer sees McGregor reprising his role as the Jedi master on the sand dunes of desolate planet Tatooine, looking over a young Luke Skywalker before The Phantom Menace theme Duel Of The Fates plays out.
“We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story rather broken, and faithless, and beaten, somewhat given up,” McGregor told Entertainment Weekly of the new series.
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.
Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Aussie Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
It marks Ingram’s most sizable role to date by playing new character Reva, described as a relentless “force sensitive” Inquisitor poised to become a major villain.
“They share a common dark-side goal. They’re on the same team,” Ingram told Entertainment Weekly about the villainous trio of Reva, the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader.
The six episode series directed by Deborah Chow also marks the 45th anniversary of the franchise’s debut release of Star Wars: A New Hope, on May 25, 1977.
“There’s a hunger for this character to come back. The fans have been waiting long enough,” McGregor said in a Disney Plus video November 2021.