During Thursday’s Disney Investor’s Call, new details on Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series were made public. A sizzle reel for the show was also released to investors and the press; however, it was not available to the public. However, a description of the footage has finally surfaced.
The reel started with Ewan McGregor acknowledging the fans’ strong desire for this series.
“There’s a hunger for this character to come back. The fans have been waiting long enough, you know?”
Director Deborah Chow then came in to tease some of the show’s darker elements, including Jedi Hunters.
“This is quite a dark time that we’re coming into with him, just being a Jedi — it’s not safe. There’s Jedi hunters out there.”
It seems Obi-Wan Kenobi could feature flashbacks to the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Concept art shown during the reel featured a Jedi, lightsaber blade ignited, defending a trio of Younglings as the newly-anointed Darth Vader marches on the Jedi Temple with a legion of Clone Troopers.
The series will focus on Kenobi’s final job of protecting Luke Skywalker.
“He has this one task left,” McGregor said of his exiled Jedi, “which is to keep Luke safe.”
Further concept art features a stingray-like creature floating above slave workers toiling away in Tatooine’s barren, sandy landscape. “We start on Tatooine, and we go on a rollicking adventure,” McGregor teased over a glimpse at a watery planet, where armed soldiers fire upon a many-armed sea creature.
What might be most exciting for fans is that they teased the tension and history between Kenobi and Anakin.
“We couldn’t tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin or Vader,” Chow added over an image of the armored Vader seated on a throne as he communicates with a hologram — possibly his master, the reigning Emperor of the Galactic Empire.
“The most beautiful thing of all is that it’s brought me back together with Hayden,” said McGregor. “It’ll be amazing to bring those characters back together again, very unexpectedly.”
Chow later confirmed that audiences will “definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again” as they show the blue blade of a hooded Obi-Wan clash with the fiery red blade of Darth Vader, evoking imagery of their previous encounter in Revenge of the Sith.
“Having another swing at each other might be quite satisfying for everybody,” McGregor teased. “We hope that you enjoy it as much as we’re going to enjoy making it.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi will surely be a series fans will not want to miss. In addition to this new information, Disney confirmed the show will take place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
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