Ewan McGregor returns as the Jedi master.
It's finally here! Entertainment Weekly's 41st Star Wars cover featured the first looks of Ewan McGregor's return to the galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on May 25th and other cast members in the series include Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Owen and Beru Lars, along with Jackson, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine in undisclosed roles. Hayden Christensen has been confirmed to revive his performance as Anakin Skywalker in the six-episode series. The show picks up 10 years after the events that took place in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor shared with EW, "We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story rather broken, and faithless, and beaten, somewhat given up."
The force is strong with EW & Ewan McGregor! For our final print cover before going all-digital, we’re all in on #ObiWanKenobi, revealing first look episodic images of McGregor as Kenobi, Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen, and a fearsome new #StarWars villain. https://t.co/brdtgkSBAC pic.twitter.com/L9YpbfTV6z— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 9, 2022
Star Wars and Disney+ have also released a new trailer for the highly-anticipated series. "The fight is done, we lost," Obi-Wan Kenobi can be heard saying in the trailer. After this, the Jedi is seen traveling around Tatooine and keeping a watchful eye on a young Luke Skywalker from afar. "Between darkness and defeat, hope survives," he shares. McGregor previously told Jimmy Kimmel last year how it felt to play the character. "The costume is probably slightly different than you might expect, but to go back into the role, shall we say, is great," McGregor shared. "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." According to PEOPLE, the role of Obi-Wan was first played by Alec Guinness for the prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005). More recently, McGregor also made a voice cameo in the role for 2019's Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.
Ewan McGregor Keeps an Eye on a Young Luke Skywalker in New Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Teaser https://t.co/YKIwNP82UR— People (@people) March 9, 2022
Hayden Christensen, 39, previously told StarWars.com last December, "It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker. Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren't on the greatest of terms when we last saw them. It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I'm excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back."
The Star Wars spinoff, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to debut on Disney+ on May 25.