The anticipation for the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’s highly anticipated third film, which will feature the iconic character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, has become one of the most common topics within the Star Wars community. After the debut of actor Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of the character in the first trilogy, the public quickly grew to love and respect him.
While the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels have provided fans with more depth to the story, they also left many with the impression that everything that happened to the character of Obi-Wan was already over. Fortunately, despite the various characters that have returned, such as Hayden Christensen’s portrayal of the legendary villain, and the chilling Grand Inquisitor, the story of Obi-Wan continues to be relevant.
The TV series, which will be released in the US on Disney+, was originally scheduled to debut on May 25. However, due to the release of the film on the same day, it was pushed back to May 27. This means that fans will be able to enjoy the show at the same time. Aside from being released on the same day, the film also appears to be available in other countries.
Although the exact length of the show is not known, it’s believed that it will be around 45 minutes in length. It will be released weekly on May 25, and it will run through April 29, 2022. Some reports claim that some episodes could be up to an hour long, while others could be shorter.
If the Star Wars: The Miniseries is going to be a movie-based event, then it should have around 4.5 hours of content. This is more than enough to satisfy fans. Originally, the goal was to have it be a movie-based miniseries.
We’ve already gotten a few looks at the upcoming series, and it looks like they’re going to be very interesting. One of the first things that fans have seen is commentary from the series’ director Deborah Chow and actor McGregor, who plays the role of the legendary villain, Hayden Christensen. He also talked about the casting of the character, and he implies that fans might get to see them fight before the events of the first Death Star.
The second teaser for Star Wars: The Last of the Force was released by Disney on March 9. It shows us that despite his seemingly hopeless situation, Obi-Wan still has a lot of energy. In addition, John Williams returns as composer for this film, and he gives us a glimpse of some of his most popular pieces, such as “The Duel of The Fates.” Also, we get our first look at the new villain, the Inquisitor Reva, as well as the Fifth Brother and the Grand Inquisitor.
The first trailer for the series features plenty of action and plenty of familiar faces. It’s also a great way to introduce the characters that fans have already seen in other shows, such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Fallen Order. On May 4, 2022, a new trailer was released showing a character by Kumail Nanjiani.
Even without Hayden Christensen and Ewen McGregor, the cast of “Obi-Wan” would still be strong. Aside from these two, other talented actors such as Bonnie Piesse and Joel Edgerton will also be appearing in the six-part miniseries. Piesse and Edgerton will be returning to Star Wars to play Beru and Owen respectively.
In the new season of Inquisitors, Moses Ingram will be joining the team as the new Inquisitor Reva. Sung Kang will also be joining the group as the Fifth brother.
It should be noted that many of the characters featured in the six-episode miniseries, such as O’Shea Jackson Jr., Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine, are season regulars. The creators are keeping their exact roles a secret, so it’s possible that future trailers will give us a clue as to who these individuals are playing. There have also been various rumors suggesting that Kumail Nanjiani will play a character known as a K-2D2.
Some of the other guest characters that will be featured in “Obi-Wan” include the mysterious Nyche, Indira Varma, and the Imperial officer known as Tia. Luke, who will be played by Grant Feely, will also be getting a glimpse into his life. Although Luke has already started to appear in various other projects, he will only be in one episode of “Obi-Wan.”
Although the characters used in the previous season of Inquisitors were mostly established, the show will continue to fill in some of the gaps in the story about how the team operated. One of these is what happened to Obi-Wan after he left Tatooine.
If you’re planning on seeing a rematch between the two main characters from the previous “Obi-Wan” movies, I highly recommend watching the animated series “Star Wars Rebels.” This show, which was created by Dave Filoni, is an excellent follow-up to “The Book of Boba Fett” and “The Mandalorian.” It provides a deeper understanding of how the empire started its Inquisitor movement.
All of the Inquisitors will be featured in every episode of the show’s six-part run. Hayden Christensen will also be returning to play the role of Vader. The first official trailer for “Obi-Wan” also showed the Fortress Inquisitorius on the moon Nur. This could be related to the events that happened in “Star Wars: Fallen Order.”
Although the show is set on a desert planet, it will also introduce a new world that feels like Hong Kong. In the show’s trailer, we see a new planet called Daiyu. Although it’s not clear what inspired the development of this new world, several scenes show that it’s a part of the Star Wars universe. This is a welcome break from the usual setting of Tatooine.
Connections with Other Projects of Star Wars
The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi is a central part of the Star Wars universe. Aside From the various other projects that have been mentioned, such as the movies, the show is also set before other shows, such as those from the Andor and Rebels universes. The new video game StarWars: Fallen Order 2 could also have connections to the series, as well as some of the other games in the franchise.
The new Star Wars series is entering its critical phase during the Imperial expansion period. With only the second season of Star Wars: the Bad Batch left, it’s possible that we’ll be taken aback by how quickly this series is moving. However, with the success of other series, it’s not surprising that this one would also be well-received.