Released on – when else? – May the Fourth, the trailer teases appearances from a young Luke Skywalker, lightsaber-wielding villains and, of course, a certain Sith known for his belabored breathing.
Billed as a “six-part event,” the: limited series:
follows Ewan McGregor’s legendary Jedi after his apprentice Anakin Skywalker has gone full dark side in “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.”
Years after Emperor Palpatine rose to power and “Order 66’d” most Jedi, Obi-Wan still can not catch a break: He’s evading evil Inquisitors intent on hunting him down as one of the galaxy’s last living Jedi and keeping careful tabs on a young Luke Skywalker, living simply on his Uncle Owen’s moisture farm on Tatooine.
The trailer ends with the instantly recognizable breaths of one Darth Vader, who, in the: “Star Wars” timeline:
, only recently became a Sith. Will the former master and apprentice face off? It’s likely – Hayden Christensen is: reprising his role:
as a badly burnt Anakin / Vader in the series.
Also starring are Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram and Rupert Friend, among many others. Who will end up voicing a comical droid? How will Ingram and Friend’s villains stack up against Vader? And who will get to say, “I have a bad feeling about this?”
These and more questions will be answered, hopefully, when “Obi-Wan Kenobi” premieres on May 27 on Disney +.