Another May the Fourth came and went this week and with the annual Disney-marketing Star Wars Day a new trailer and poster arrived featuring the return of Ewan McGregor in the forthcoming six-episode Disney+ mini-series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The first teaser-trailer for the series (discussed here at borg) revealed Lucasfilm’s decision to lean hard on the aftermath of Revenge of the Sith and the prequels style of storytelling instead of the look and feel of Alec Guinness’s character in the original trilogy. If you were a fan of the prequels and the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this seems made for you, as the music and characters new to the live-action side of the franchise are firmly seated in that source material.
Check out this trailer for Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Rupert Friend portrays the Grand Inquisitor (the Dave Filoni creation based on Flash Gordon’s Ming the Merciless played by Jason Isaacs in Star Wars Rebels), and Fast & Furious franchise star Sung Kang is another Inquisitor (perhaps Fifth Brother), with Luther’s Indira Varma as an Imperial officer, and the main villain, Reva, played by The Queen’s Gambit’s Moses Ingram. Joel Edgerton looks like he hasn’t aged a day since he last played Owen Lars in Revenge of the Sith.
The best part will be hearing the results of John Williams creating even more new music for the franchise. More than any other single person, his contribution continues to be the greatest of all, and just as with the previously released teaser, if anything stirs fans from this trailer it’s the familiar music.
Look closely and you’ll see the poster features Darth finally taking the high ground.
This trailer provides our first glimpse at the return of Hayden Christensen’s take on Darth Vader. It’s time to get caught up on Star Wars Rebels if you want to know what’s happening in the franchise during this time period. The first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming later this month on May 27. Look for the series exclusively on Disney+.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg