Fans of ‘Star Wars’ were already waiting for one of the most mythical characters in the saga to stick his head out with his “Hello there!” characteristic. And now, finally, the time has come: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ premieres trailer advancing a little of what we will see on May 25 on Disney +, from the hand of this galactic series in which Ewan McGregor shares the limelight with Hayden Christensen , which also returns.
McGregor returns to the role he played in the prequel trilogy to tell us what happens 10 years after the dramatic events of ‘Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’, a film in which the character played by Christensen went over to the Dark Side. Kenobi feels “pretty broken, faithless, beaten and kind of given up” after having to witness the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Despite this, he will focus on his mission: to keep the son of the one who is already Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, who is hiding in the dunes of Tatooine, safe and secret. In fact, in this first teaser we see how Obi-Wan keeps his distance but does not take his eyes off the little boy, without a doubt one of the highlights of the advance along with the appearance of the Grand Inquisitor and that spectacular lightsaber that until now we had only seen in its animated version thanks to ‘Star Wars Rebels’.
Hand in hand with this villain and making things very difficult for Kenobi, we meet Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram), a very bad villain immersed in hunting down the Jedi who try to hide from the Empire. Ingram plays this character who teams up with the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader, an actress with whom we will see Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. Deborah Chow directs this series that has a script by Joby Harold, and for which John Williams would have composed the main theme.
protecting the secret
Little else is known about the plot of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, a series that, according to McGregor himself, “will satisfy the fans.” “I always felt like there was a story between Episode III, where I ended up playing Obi-Wan in the movies, and Episode IV, where Alec Guinness is Obi-Wan Kenobi. The writers [de la serie]Me and Deb and everyone, I think we created or they created a very good story. People will like it.”
So McGregor does not hide his enthusiasm for recovering the character, also reflecting on what such a triumphant return means after the prequels were so criticized. “It’s interesting to come back after the experience of making the first three movies and have that reception that wasn’t always positive, I must say. I loved playing it again. Now the generation that we made those movies for, kids then, are fans who are in their 20s, and those people who were kids, they loved them. To them, it’s their ‘Star Wars’ movies, you know?”