New locations, a rematch and everything else that has us excited about the upcoming show
Oh, how long have we waited for Ewan McGregor to say “Hello there” again? But now the time is finally here. Disney+ Hotstar is set to release the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series on May 25th, 2022 (missed opportunity there). Here’s what we know about the upcoming series so far:
Say what you will about the prequel trilogies, but no one can forget the ending of the Revenge of the Sith. The concluding chapter saw the descent of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader as we know him today.
And while we did get a conclusive end to Obi-Wan’s story in the original trilogy, a huge chunk of his journey is yet to be told. This is exactly where the new series will land its focus on. While plot details are thin, President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that we will follow Obi-Wan through his exile, coming to terms with “greatest defeat,” all while watching over a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
After making a brief live-action appearance on Rogue One, Lord Vader will be back to hunt down all the remaining Jedis. And he’ll be played by none other than Hayden Christensen. Although, this isn’t the first time Christensen will be part of a modern Star Wars project. Fans of the series might’ve noticed his brief voice-only cameo in the climactic scene of ‘Rise of the Skywalker’
With the two former best friends turned enemies finally reuniting sparks are expected to fly. Only this time they’ll sly with the “buzz” of two lightsabers duelling. Kennedy, while describing the show also mentioned a possible “the rematch of the century.” We just hope Anakin finds the high ground this time around.
As we mentioned earlier, Lucas Films has been pretty hush-hush about the whole thing. However, concept art that was shown during a press preview teased a watery world. Could this mean Obi-Wan will be travelling to Kamino, or will it be a completely new location? We’ll find out.
Additionally, we’re also expecting Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano to make an appearance in the show. The character was initially introduced in the Clone Wars and made its live-action debut in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Helming the Obi-Wan series will be director Deborah Chow. The writer and director have previously worked on some of the best TV shows in the past decade. These include Better Call Saul, The Man in the High Castle, American Gods and two episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1.
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