The excitement for the upcoming Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi drastically arose these days when Disney revealed the first official teaser trailer, as well as the first look images of Ewan McGregor’s titular character and his former student Darth Vader, played by Hayden Christensen.
It’s been 17 years since that famous battle between the master and the student on Mustafar in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The long-awaited spin-off series centered on McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi will be set 10 years after the events of Episode III, ten years after Obi-Wan gave a newborn Luke Skywalker to his family on Tatooine and promised he’ll always look after him.
The series is still more than two months away, but Kathleen Kennedy, producer and president of Lucasfilm, recently shared that Obi-Wan Kenobi might have more stories to tell beyond the series’ first season that we are going to watch soon on Disney+.
“It’s certainly something we talk about, mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time. Ewan had an incredible time. Hayden had an incredible time. So certainly from that point of view, everybody involved would love to see this not end. But we have to really spend our time asking the question: Why would we do it? If we were to decide to do anything more with the Obi-Wan character, we’d have to really answer the question why?” — Kathleen Kennedy for Entertainment Weekly
Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader, and the series will also feature Grand Inquisitor and young Luke Skywalker, long before the events of A New Hope, in which we first met him back in 1977.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.