The trailer shows the much-anticipated clash between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Lord Darth Vader.
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This year, Star Wars Day was marked by the release of a new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi. Disney+ released the trailer for the six-part limited series with the iconic Star Wars character who is finally making a comeback in the franchise.
The trailer shows the much-anticipated clash between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Lord Darth Vader. We see how Obi-Wan stresses to Owen Lars that Luke must be trained, to which he responds, "Like you trained his father?" There is a build to an inevitable meeting between the old rivals, as the voice-over says, "You can run Obi-Wan...You can't escape him." The trailer then ends with Darth Vader's signature breathing sound. You can watch the trailer here:
The story of the series takes place 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan was defeated, leading to the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. He then went over to the dark side to become the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Ewan McGregor is reprising his role as the Jedi Master Obi-wan. We will also see the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. The cast also includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
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The first trailer for the series was released back in March. "The fight is done, we lost," Obi-Wan Kenobi says in the previous trailer. He is seen traveling around Tatooine and keeping a watchful eye on a young Luke Skywalker from afar. "Between darkness and defeat, hope survives," he adds. In both trailers, as noted by Space.com, there is world-building that includes locations, that are not just Tatooine. The graphics and aesthetics of the series are also something to look forward to.
"We finished shooting our series, and it was really, really good fun. I really enjoyed working with [director-executive producer] Deborah Chow, and I think it will not disappoint," McGregor had stated. "The new technology that we employed doing it is cool, and it was a different experience than making the original three films that I did." He had also shared, "The costume is probably slightly different than you might expect, but to go back into the role, shall we say, is great." McGregor added, "It's all still there, it feels good. It's great scripts and great people to work with and it's great, I'm having a great time."
The series premieres on May 27 with the first two episodes on Disney+.