It is a great time to be a Star Wars fan at the moment, as another fan-favorite character is coming back to screen with a Disney+ series: Obi-Wan Kenobi. As a character, Obi-Wan Kenobi was first introduced into the Star Wars universe in Star Wars (Episode IV – A New Hope) as the exemplar Jedi knight who uses the Force for only good purposes. The story of the 6-episode series will take place 10 years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. In that movie, we saw the close friendship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, the latter also being the apprentice of Obi-Wan who witnessed Anakin’s corruption and transformation into Darth Vader.
The series’ 1st episode will be available on Disney+ on 25 May 2022 and we have already a teaser trailer dropped by Disney on the 9th of March, which you can watch quickly below:
There is a lot to talk about, especially the trailer and the characters that are going to be in the series. So, we prepared a quick read for you that will answer some of your questions about the forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer Super Bowl Debunked!
There were rumors about a trailer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series dropping at Super Bowl, which took place on 13 February. As the Super Bowl game went on, we saw a series of trailers for big movies and tv shows like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Nope (written and directed by Jordan Peele), Jurassic World: Dominion, and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. However, disappointedly, there did not air any trailer for the new Star Wars series.
Fans were excited for a moment when Ewan McGregor, the actor playing Obi-Wan, appeared on the screen. However, his appearance turned out to be an ad for something else, which made fans go on and off about it on Twitter.
Will There Be Obi-Wan Kenobi Series?
There will be a series focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi which will have 6 episodes that will air on Disney+. Star Wars fans will be able to watch the 1st episode of the series on May 25 and the remaining 5 episodes will be released weekly on the same platform. The ambiguity on the length of the episodes still continues but we believe since there are only 6 episodes, the lengths of each episode will be close to an hour. Fans would not accept anything less than that!
Who is Obi-Wan Kenobi Actor?
Obi-Wan Kenobi is played by Ewan McGregor, a Scottish actor who has been famous for his various roles. In the original trilogy of the Star Wars franchise, the character was played by English actor Sir Alec Guinness and McGregor assumed the role of young Obi-Wan in the prequel trilogy.
McGregor achieved huge success when he appeared in the film Trainspotting (1996) with his portrayal of a heroin addict. He has been also known for playing important characters in movies like Moulin Rouge! (2001), Big Fish (2003), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Christopher Robin (2018), Birds of Prey (2020). Last year he portrayed Halston, an American fashion designer, in a Netflix mini-series called Halston. With this role, he won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The actor was married to Eve Mavrakis from 1995 to the year 2020 when the couple was officially divorced. However, he and another actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead was seen kissing in 2017 and after a year he officially filed for a divorce. The pair have been together since then and they even welcomed their 1st child last year, a baby boy named Laurie. The birth was announced on Instagram by one of McGregor’s 4 other children.
Is Rey Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Daughter?
There was a lot of controversy going around about the character Rey and her lineage and the speculations ended when her real lineage was confirmed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Rey turned out to be the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine who destroyed the Jedi Order. So, the rumors about Rey’s relation to Kenobi were cast off now that we know she is not related to him at all.