- Disney+ has released the first trailer for the upcoming limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
- Ewan McGregor returns as the legendary Jedi for the first time since 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will also feature Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, will premiere on May 25.
The first trailer for Disney+’s highly-anticipated Star Wars miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, which features Ewan McGregor starring as the legendary Jedi master for the first time since the prequel trilogy wrapped up back in 2005, has been released. The series will be set a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
While he does not physically appear in the trailer — his iconic breathing can be heard as the title card is unveiled, though — it’s already been confirmed that Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader will appear in the series, as Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has teased that he and Obi-Wan will face off in 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 when the series was officially announced.
Obi-Wan Kenobi isn’t the only Star Wars series set to premiere, as Disney will also be rolling out the Diego Luna-starring Andor, which is a prequel to 2016’s excellent Rogue One: A Star Wars Series. There’s also the chance that the third season of The Mandalorian could premiere before the end of 2022, as production is reportedly set to wrap later this month.
In addition to McGregor as Obi-Wan and 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 25.
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