There was another push in the Force this week when the second trailer for the last live Star Wars spin-off show, Obi-Wan Kenobi, dropped on what became known for marketing reasons as Star Wars Day, or May 4th.
The first trailer, released back in March, gave us goosebumps as John Williams’ awesome track “Dual of Fates” from the fight against Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace (arguably the best passage in the movie) played in the background. And while this second trailer for the new Disney Plus series doesn’t have much impact, it still gets us more excited about it than any other new sci-fi, with the lone exception of Season 3, For All Mankind. And, of course, other upcoming Star Wars series are in the works.
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The show has been delayed by a couple of days and will now premiere on Disney Plus on Friday, May 27, right in the midst of the Star Wars celebrations in Anaheim, California. However, the House of Mouse saw fit to reward fans for their patience with this minor setback, and now the first two episodes will air simultaneously.
Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place after the events of Revenge of the Sith and tells of a time when the Jedi Master was in exile keeping a close eye on the young Luke Skywalker on the desert planet Tatooine. All the while, he must evade Jedi hunters a decade after the purifying events of Order 66. Ewan McGregor will once again reprise his role as the demented old space wizard, and Hayden Christensen will return to fill the sinister life support suit of Darth Vader serving Emperor Palpatine.
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It’s great to see how the world is being built in both trailers, including locations other than Tatooine, in particular the amazing aesthetic created for Star Wars Underworld test footage, something we saw in Chapter 5 of The Book. Boba Fett.” In this trailer – for the first time – we see the potential parental conflict between Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) and Obi-Wan himself over how best to raise a young Luke Skywalker.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has six episodes, the first two of which will premiere on Disney Plus in the US on Friday, May 27th.
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