Disney+ Drops Teaser For ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series
Fans are getting their first big look at the new and familiar characters we’ll be joining for the Disney+ Limited Series Obi-Wan Kenobi in the form of an epic teaser trailer. Ewan McGregor is playing the Jedi Master after almost 20 years away from the role, which sees Kenobi in exile on Tattooine as the Galactic Empire hunts the surviving members of the Jedi Order.
The series takes place about 10 years after the third film in the prequel series, The Revenge of the Sith, as Obi-Wan watches over a young Luke Skywalker on Tattooine and discovers agents of the Sith hunting them down. The trailer also introduces Sith Inquisitor Reva, played by Moses Ingram, a major foe to Kenobi through the series. Reva is seen threatening Tattooine locals in the town, including Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Ben, played by Joel Egerton.
Along with footage from Obi-Wan’s exile on the beautiful and familiar dessert planet, we also see that he will travel to a larger and neon-lit city on the planet of Daiyu. The city is described by writer Joby Harold as having “a graffiti-ridden nightlife, and is kind of edgy.” We don’t see any scenes of Obi-Wan wielding his signature blue lightsaber, but he does get in some blaster fights while on Daiyu.
Along with Reva, fans are introduced to her Galactic Empire superior, The Grand Inquisitor. This villain was introduced in the Star Wars Rebels animated series and is making his live-action debut played by Rupert Friend. The Grand Inquisitor wields a menacing two-bladed lightsaber and is heard saying, “The key to hunting Jedi… is patience,” ominously in the teaser.
While it’s known that the iconic Darth Vader will be appearing in this series as well, his introduction was kept out of this teaser. You can watch the full teaser trailer below.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin its 6-episode series on May 25, 2022, on Disney+.