Nearly 17 years after his fiery showdown with Anakin Skywalker in “Revenge of the Sith,” Obi-Wan is back.
Disney Plus has released the first trailer for “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new “Star Wars” limited series premiering May 25.
Set in between the events of the prequel trilogy and the original “Star Wars” trilogy, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” stars Ewan McGregor as the famed Jedi master and Anakin’s former mentor before his young padawan turned into Darth Vader. Ten years after the massacre of Order 66, Kenobi is living on Tatooine and watching over soon-to-be hero Luke Skywalker, when a new adventure reunites him with Anakin (Hayden Christensen).
The trailer begins with Obi-Wan laying low in the sandy dunes of Tatooine while keeping watch over a young Luke, who lives with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. “Stay hidden,” he says, as the iconic “Duel of the Fates” theme from “Phantom Menace” kicks in.
Just like “The Mandalorian” and “Book of Boba Fett” before it, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” will bring previously animated “Star Wars” characters to live action — this time with the Grand Inquisitor, the main antagonist in “Star Wars Rebels.” Rupert Friend will play the villain, who is tasked with hunting down the surviving Jedi by Emperor Palpatine. “The Queen’s Gambit” actor Moses Ingram also plays an Inquisitor named Reva, who hunts down Obi-Wan and wields a red lightsaber in the trailer. There’s no sign of Darth Vader, but the unmistakable sound of his breathing can be heard in the final moments of the trailer.
Aside from brief vocal cameos in 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker,” this will be the first time McGregor and Christensen have reprised their “Star Wars” roles since “Revenge of the Sith” in 2005. Christensen is also set to appear in “Ahsoka,” another “Star Wars” miniseries slated for 2023.
The cast includes Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Owen and Beru Lars, the uncle and aunt of Luke Skywalker, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie and Maya Erskine.
The series is written by Joby Harold and directed by Deborah Chow, both of whom also serve as executive producers. Chow previously directed two episodes in the first season of “The Mandalorian.” McGregor executive produces along with Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan.
Watch the full trailer below.
From Variety US