Obi-Wan Kenobi series: new concept art, release date and everything we know about the Star Wars prequel show

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Rumors of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s death have been greatly exaggerated. While he was famous—killed in 1977 by his former disciple, Darth Vader—in the original Star Wars, the Jedi Master remains a powerful presence in that galaxy far, far away.

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Now Old Ben is getting his own TV show, which will debut on Disney Plus sometime in 2022. Obi-Wan Kenobi is set ten years after the Jedi abandoned infant Luke Skywalker on Tatooine with his uncle and aunt – and began his solitary exile as the boy’s protector.

Ewan McGregor is back to wield a lightsaber in the title role for the first time since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith — a part he inherited from the late Alec Guinness. He will be joined on the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show by his prequel co-star Hayden Christensen, who is back as Anakin Skywalker — now (in)famously known as Darth Vader. Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, called the shots, with Army of the Dead writer Joby Harold providing the script for the six-part series.

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Lucasfilm has certainly revealed very little about the plot — aside from the fact that it will feature “The Rematch of the Century” — but the November 2021 Disney Plus Day virtual event gave us a little more about the most anticipated show. Informed. NS

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Here’s everything we know so far about the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series.

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Release Date: Disney Plus Day, which takes place on November 12, 2021, confirmed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show will land on the streaming platform sometime in 2022.

Story: Specifications haven’t been disclosed yet, but we do know it’s set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith – that’s 9 years before A New Hope. We also know that this will involve Obi-Wan’s mission to keep Luke Skywalker safe on Tatooine, and one hell of a duel between Kenobi and Vader, his former Padawan.

Mold: In addition to Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, returning actors in the Star Wars universe include Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Pease (Owen and Beru Lars). There’s also a whole host of newcomers to Star Wars — including Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, and Rupert Friend.

Obi-Wan Kenobi release date

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The sneak peek released on Disney Plus as part of Disney Plus Day confirmed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi release date would be sometime in 2022.

Production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series began in April 2021, and filming was finished by September 2021—this is according to Ewan McGregor, who talked a bit about the show during the Emmys. According to The Hollywood Reporter (and other sources), the show will run for six episodes.

The official logo for the Star Wars series.

When is Obi-Wan Kenobi set?

When is the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Show set?

According to StarWars.com and Disney Plus Day teasers, Obi-Wan is set 10 years after Kenobi’s Revenge of the Sith, and therefore nine years before A New Hope – the same time as the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story Play. nearby. Outside. At the end of Episode III, Obi-Wan defeats Anakin Skywalker in battle and leaves him to burn on the planet of Mustafar. Anakin’s body was retrieved by Emperor Palpatine, and he was transformed into Darth Vader, initiating a reign of terror over the galaxy.

Meanwhile, Obi-Wan works with Yoda and Senator Bell Organa to hide Anakin and Padme’s children, Luke and Leia Skywalker. He takes Luke to his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru on Tatooine, and begins his new life on the desert planet as a Jedi in exile.

As far as we know, before this series began, Obi-Wan has been hiding on Tatooine for the past decade.

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Is there an Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer?

There is no official trailer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series yet. The closest thing is a behind-the-scenes sneak peek (available only to Disney Plus subscribers) released on Disney Plus Day in November 2021. It featured a mix of concept art, and head footage with Ewan McGregor and director Deborah Chow.

“It’s a dark time we’re coming into [Obi-Wan], ” explains Chow. “Just being a Jedi, it’s not safe. There are Jedi hunters. ,

“At least he has one job left of it that is to keep Luke safe,” McGregor continues, before Chow says: “It’s certainly a starting place for our story. Interestingly, it Where does it go from there?”

They heavily tease the return of McGregor’s prequel Star Wars co-star Hayden Christensen as his former apprentice Darth Vader.

“We can’t tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin or Vader,” Chou says. McGregor says, “… put another swing at each other.” “It can be quite satisfying for everyone.”

The concept art for Disney Plus Tees isn’t available to non-subscribers just yet, but some of the images can be seen in this tweet:

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The images provide a lot of talking points. The first shows Obi-Wan Kenobi facing off against Darth Vader in a somewhat fiery location – can they rematch in Mustafar, the site of their deadly battle in Revenge of the Sith?

The next shows Obi-Wan behind an EOP somewhere on Tatooine. He was riding one of these desert beasts of burden when he left the infant Luke Skywalker with his aunt and uncle at the end of Episode III.

The third shows the Stormtroopers on some huge (presumably Imperial) base. And the fourth is the most interesting. Not because of the Stormtroopers, but because of the person next to them. Could it be one of the curious? These Dark Side Force-Wilders (one of whom was voiced by Buffy’s Sarah Michelle Gellar in Star Wars Rebels) helped find the remaining Jedi after the Order 66 Purge.

The Inquisitors have already featured in Rebels (which takes place about five years after Obi-Wan Kenobi) and other canonical stories, so it would be logical if they appear in a new TV show – possibly Obi-Wan’s Most Wanted of the Inquisitors. is the target

Other images feature Vader in his temple on Mustafar, some craft that look like the snowspeeders from The Empire Strikes Back, and some new planet-scapes—one of which looks like something out of Blade Runner. Could this urban setting mean a return to Coruscant for Obi-Wan? Given that it is the seat of the Imperial government, this would be a risky move for Kenobi, but if needed…

Obi-Wan Kenobi Story

What do we know about the Obi-Wan Kenobi story?

Deborah Chow confirmed in a Disney Plus Day video that the starting point for the series will be Obi-Wan completing his solo assignment to defend Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. It seems that from there, he will soon be drawn into an adventure that will take him to other places in the Star Wars galaxy.
While the specifics of the Obi-Wan Kenobi story remain as hazy as visions of a future rookie Padawan, canonical Star Wars tales reveal some of the activities of the veteran Jedi during their post-revenge Sith decade of exile on Tatooine.

In From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi Comics, Luke Skywalker explores his Old Master’s diary, detailing what Old Ben said. We know that he was frustrated by keeping his Jedi status a secret (using a lightsaber would give his identity immediately) and his inability to train young Luke in the ways of the Force. Indeed, the boy’s Uncle Owen demanded that the Kenobi keep their distance from the family and their damp farm. Nevertheless, Obi-Wan does his best to protect the family – including saving Owen from an affair with Wookiee Bounty Hunter Black Crescenten.

However, the great news about the Obi-Wan Kenobi story is that the Jedi will once again meet their fallen apprentice Anakin Skywalker, who is now terrorizing the galaxy as Darth Vader. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has described the encounter as a “rematch of the century,” which goes without saying — but there are plenty of questions about how it’ll come to pass.
When Obi-Wan leaves Anakin disfigured and burning on Mustafar’s volcanic surface, he must have assumed that his former BFF was dead. So we’re guessing the fact that Skywalker Sr. is alive and (almost) well Darth Vader is going to turn out to be a huge shock — and it may even be the revelation that pulls Kenobi out of his exile. , especially if a curious one knocks on the door of his cottage. Remember, Luke, the potential savior of the Kenobi galaxy, has no way of risking the Empire or Sith to come anywhere.

Then there’s the other side of the coin: If Vader finds out that Kenobi is alive, tracking him down and eliminating the man who left him for dead will become an obsession – revenge is part of the Sith playbook, after all. .

Living on Tatooine would give Kenobi a degree of protection – while this is his home planet, we know Vader would be reluctant to return to the place of his mother’s death – but never underestimate the power of the Dark Side. We already know that – after the destruction of the first Death Star, almost nine years after the events of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show in canon – the Sith Lord recruited a bounty hunter to track down a certain force. Visited Jabba’s Palace – Sensitive Pilot. In other words, Vader avoiding Tatooine isn’t a hard and fast rule…

Vader and Kenobi’s eagerly anticipated rematch doesn’t have to violate canon. While we assumed that their last encounter was a fatal encounter on Mustafar, the timeline remains unclear. In A New Hope, Vader describes Kenobi as “a presence…”.

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