Star Wars fans have been crying out for an Obi-Wan movie for years, but it’s never quite happened. Now, thanks to Disney Plus being an awesome channel for enlarging the Star Wars galaxy, there is finally a series. Check out this short guide to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, where we’ll cover:
- Obi-Wan Kenobi release date
- Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer
- Obi-Wan Kenobi plot
- Obi-Wan Kenobi cast
Sound good? Great! Here we go…
Obi-Wan Kenobi release date UK
Obi-Wan Kenobi releases on May 27th in the UK. It’ll be exclusive to Disney+ and will have six parts, which will release weekly on the streaming service.
We’re not sure about the running time of each episode, but we’re expecting them to be around the 45-minute mark. That being said, rumours circulating around this show say that certain episodes could run as long as 80 minutes. But we’ll take that with a pinch of salt.
Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer
Check out the official Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer here.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Plot
The Obi-Wan Kenobi plot promises to be really well woven into the whole Star Wars saga. It’ll have to be, after all, for everything to keep making sense.
When Episode III left off, Obi-Wan and Anakin had just had a showdown amidst a volcano that made a stadium rock show look tame. And, when they meet in Episode IV, we get the impression that they haven’t seen each other since that showdown.
But, that is open to interpretation. We just know that since their last battle, Vader has become very powerful. We don’t know for sure that their last battle was on Mustafar. That being said, when Vader says, ‘I was but a learner…’ surely he meant he was a padawan. Could you still call him a learner 10 years later?
Well, we’ll see.
As you’ve probably figured out from our questions fired into the ethos, this series takes place 10 years after the duel on Mustafar. Obi-Wan has made a home on Tatooine so he can watch over Luke Skywalker.
We know that Obi-Wan will encounter the Empire’s agents who are hunting him, hoping to eliminate the last remining Jedi. But, will he actually come face to face (or face to mask) with Darth Vader? It looks that way from the trailer, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast
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So, most importantly, Ewan McGregor will return as Obi-Wan. After Episodes I, II, and III, this will be his fourth outing as Obi-Wan. And, we’re looking forward to seeing him as a slightly older version of the character, somewhere in between the fresh-faced padawan and the Alec Guinness retired Jedi that we see in Episode IV.
Also, no spoiler here, because it’s well known that Hayden Christensen will appear as Anakin Skywalker, now in his full-blown Darth Vader form.
We’re also looking to seeing the cast fleshed out by some amazing actors like Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O-Shea Jackson Jr, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell (literally, like the Kessel run), and Benny Safdie.
Star Wars Merchandise
So, with the scene set for Obi-Wan Kenobi, we’ll bet you’ve got merch on your mind. Well, that’s no problem, because we’ve got lots of it on our site! Want a taste? Check out these products to give you an idea of what’s waiting for you.
STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES OBI-WAN KENOBI FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER
This ultra-detailed replica of Obi-Wan’s lightsaber comes from the Black Series by Hasbro, which is known for its realistic features. And, with entertainment-inspired sound effects, progressive ignition, battle clash effect, duel effect, and battle sequence mode, it doesn’t disappoint.
STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADER PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET
Another one from the Hasbro Black Series, this Darth Vader electronic helmet has awesome details. Plus, it’s equipped with the iconic Vader ventilation sounds and magnetic connection points between pieces.
STAR WARS STORMTROOPER 8" CABLE GUY
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/stormtrooper-8-cable-guy
Stormtroopers uphold the military might of the Empire. They’re also pretty good at upholding your smartphone or your console controller. This Stormtrooper cable guy even comes with a cable for charging your tech.
STAR WARS 3D PUZZLE OF THE MANDALORIAN SANDCRAWLER
Piece together this whopping Sandcrawler from 187 pieces. No tools required – just use the included glue. It measures about 51 cm x 23 cm x 16 cm when assembled.
STAR WARS LOGO DESK LIGHT
Available here: https://lostuniverse.com/products/star-wars-logo-desk-light
Don’t let the dark side conquer your room. Brighten it up with this Star Wars logo desk lamp, which can be powered by either USB or 3 x AA batteries.
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