- Today, May 4th, is Star Wars Day.
- To celebrate, Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming series Obi-Wan Kneobi.
- The new look at the Disney+ show teases the impending battle between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader.
The official trailer for the new Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi has been released in celebration of Star Wars Day on Wednesday, May 4.
Set a decade after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which Disney is officially calling a miniseries, features Ewan McGregor as the beloved Jedi master for the first time since the prequel trilogy wrapped up back in 2005.
In addition to the return of McGregor as Obi-Wan, the series will also feature Hayden Christensen — who played the savior-turned-villain Anakin Skywalker in Episodes 1 through 3 — as Darth Vader.
Official trailer for Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries
Back when the series was officially announced Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy described the rematch between Not-So-Old-But-No-So-Young-Either Ben Kenobi and Vader as the “rematch of the century”:
“Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Our fans will be thrilled that Hayden Christensen will be returning in the role of Darth Vader. This will be the rematch of the century,” Kennedy said.
In addition to McGregor as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, the limited series will also star Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin streaming on Disney+ on May 27 when its first two episodes drop.
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