‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over The Surprise Twist In ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

'Star Wars' Fans Are Loving The Surprise Twist In 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'


  • The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Friday, May 27.
  • The series features a character that was not teased in the marketing at all.
  • Star Wars fans were absolutely loving this take on the beloved character.

May 27 is one of the biggest days of the year so far for pop culture fans, because not only is the long-delayed Top Gun: Maverick finally in theaters, but the first seven episodes of Stranger Things 4 hit Netflix, while the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+.

Warning: This article will contain major spoilers for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi

For Star Wars fans, Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most anticipated projects in recent years as it sees Ewan McGregor return as the beloved Jedi, in addition to Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Darth Vader for the first time since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith.

Those two aren’t the only iconic legacy Star Wars characters to feature in the series, though, as the pilot surprisingly revealed that a young Leia — who was not teaed in the marketing *at all* — is serving as the crux of the plot in the early goings of the series, as Obi-Wan is tasked with rescuing her from kidnappers.

Having no idea that she’d be in the series, let alone play such a big part, Star Wars fans were delighted to see such an energetic portrayal of Leia pop up in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Star Wars fans react to Princess Leia featuring in Obi-Wan Kenobi

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+. Just six episodes total, the remaining four will premiere over the next month.

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