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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ teaser trailer and first look images revealed

"The key to hunting Jedi is patience"

By Hollie Geraghty

A poster for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi', 2022
Ewan McGregor is returning as Kenobi for the first time in 17 years. (Photo: Disney)

The teaser trailer and a series of new images have been released for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, offering a first look at the Disney+ show.

The trailer previews new locations and a return of familiar faces like the Grand Inquisitor and the Fifth Brother, both from the animated show ‘Star Wars Rebels’.

“The fight is done, we lost,” Obi-Wan can be heard saying at the beginning of the trailer. New Inquisitor Reva is seen in action alongside the Grand Inquisitor as they begin the search for Obi-Wan. At the end, Darth Vader’s ominous breath can be heard faintly.

Watch the trailer below.

According to the official Disney synopsis, the story begins 10 years after ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’, “where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”

The official Twitter account shared Obi-Wan’s widely memed line from ‘Revenge of the Sith’, “Hello there”, earlier today, before Entertainment Weekly released new photos and quotes from the cast.

The photos also feature Moses Ingram (‘The Queen’s Gambit’), who plays Reva. The pictures can be viewed here.

Ewan McGregor also told Entertainment Weekly about where the new series starts with his character. “We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story rather broken, and faithless, and beaten, somewhat given up.”

While Ingram explained that the trio of Reva, the Grand Inquisitor, and Darth Vader “share a common dark-side goal.” She continued that they’re “on the same team”, adding “it’s all heart”.

Director Deborah Chow and writer Joby Harold described her character as “ruthlessly ambitious”, while Chow also reflected on Joel Edgerton’s return. “Thank you, George [Lucas], for casting Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen,” she said. “That’s all I can say.”

Harold also offered some insight about the new planet of Daiyu, which the writer said “sort of has a Hong Kong feel to it.”

“It’s got a graffiti-ridden nightlife, and is kind of edgy. It’s just got a different lane and a different feeling.”

Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘Attack of the Clones’, will also return in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy reflected on the “exciting” and “emotional” experience of seeing Christensen and McGregor back together.

“I was surprised at just how incredibly emotional it was for each of them to find themselves back in these roles, and just realising how important ‘Star Wars’ was to each of them,” she told Empire.

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ will be Disney+’s third original show within the ‘Star Wars’ universe, following ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ and ‘The Mandalorian’.

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is scheduled to be released on May 25.