Full trailer for Disney+’s new ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series pits the Jedi master against Darth Vader

Right now, in this same galaxy, someone is usually on a screen somewhere talking about the force. It has been perhaps three years now that a star wars blockbuster cinema — 2019 Star Wars: Episode IX—The Rise of Skywalkerto be exact – but Disney+ has filled the void with The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s Book. And if you still need more intergalactic drama in your streaming queue, Obi Wan Kenobi will soon be there to help you.

Your new hope for another step in the star wars kingdom, the six-part series arrives on Disney+ from Friday, May 27, starring Ewan McGregor (Halston) again donning the iconic robes of the Jedi Master. Like both the original star wars trilogy and the previous films have shown, however, it’s impossible to tell Obi-Wan’s story without also going into the story of a certain padawan-turned-sith – and the last Obi Wan Kenobi the trailer makes it clear in a big way.

The fact that Anakin Skywalker-slash-Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen, the last man) is part of the series isn’t new, but it’s still a key part of this preview. Initially, Kenobi recalls his time coaching Anakin when he approaches Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton, The green knight) about trying to do the same with young Luke. Ahead of the trailer’s release, however, Darth Vader’s familiar costume and sounds take center stage.

Disney+ dropped the new preview as part of May 4th celebrations. Yes, the strength is clearly still with this franchise. It’s been 45 years since a little film called star wars – now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope – blockbuster first screens, and the space opera franchise created by George Lucas has been with us ever since, including through prequels, sequels, spinoffs, theme parks and, starting this week, apps from meditation.

From a chronological point of view, Obi Wan Kenobi is set ten years later Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sithand bridges the gap in its namesake’s narrative between the prequels and the OG star wars movies. So that means following the spinoff after Anakin’s turn to the dark side and his reinvention as Darth Vader, and also chronicling the fact that Obi-Wan is now being chased across the galaxy.

Following the show’s initial teaser in March, the new trailer gives another look at the Empire’s search for Obi-Wan, and also features Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals) – who, by the looks of it here, could be playing a Jedi.

Also slated to appear in the series: Bonnie Piesse returning as Beru Lars, as well as Moses Ingram (Ambulance), Indira Varma (This way until), Rupert Ami (The French Dispatch), O’Shea Jackson Jr (just mercy), Sung Kang (Fast and Furious 9), Simone Kessell (1%) and Benny Safdie (Licorice Pizza).

Check out the full trailer for Obi Wan Kenobi below:

Obi-Wan Kenobi begins streaming via Disney+ Friday, May 27.

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Posted on May 05, 2022 by

Sarah Ward


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