Darth Vader returns in new trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Today, May the Fourth (geddit?) is Star Wars Day, and Disney+ is providing the goodies. The streamer just dropped a new trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will see Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen back in the roles of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader for the first time since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith.
The show is set after the end of that movie. Obi-Wan is living in exile on Tatooine, observing the young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely) from a distance, although he meets some resistance from the boy’s guardian, Uncle Owen (Joel Edgerton). Meanwhile, the Empire is riding high, and Darth Vader dispatches the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) and his underlings Reva (Moses Ingram) and the Fifth Brother (Sung Kang) to track down his old master.
How will it all shake down? Watch below:
Darth Vader appears in new trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Darth Vader only shows up at the very end of the trailer, as we see his suit activate and hear his iconic breathing. It’s unclear if James Earl Jones, who has provided Vader’s iconic voice for decades, will be involved.
We don’t actually see Hayden Christensen in the trailer. Disney is being smart about that; it knows we want it.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi also stars Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. The first two episodes will drop on Disney+ on May 27. There are six episodes in total, with the remaining four dropping on Wednesdays.
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