Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus: Release Date, Trailer, Cast

(Pocket Ribbon) – Disney has been working on a new Disney+ series for two years that will see Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan Kenobi. It will also bring back Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, setting up an iconic rematch between the Jedi master and his apprentice.

As always, the internet is abuzz with theories about the plot and what characters might pop up in it. Here’s everything we know about Obi-Wan Kenobi so far.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Plot Summary

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set ten years after the final film in the prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith. It also takes place nine years before we meet Obi-Wan again in A New Hope. This is a relatively unexplored timeline in the Star Wars universe. Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place around this time and depicts a universe with the Empire at the height of its power.

While that certainly makes life difficult for a smuggler like Han Solo, it should be even harder for a Jedi master like Obi-Wan, who could be one of the Empire’s most wanted characters and Darth Vader. We could also see Obi-Wan interacting with Imperial Jedi fighters known as Inquisitors, who were tasked with tracking down the few remaining Jedi. We know Mosen Ingram will be playing a villain named Inquisitor Reva, on the trail of Obi-Wan, so don’t bet that option is key to the show’s plot.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Rumors and Theories

We know that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader will definitely make an appearance on the show, but what about other Star Wars characters? So far, only a few have been confirmed, but there are plenty of theories about possible appearances. Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing.

Ahsoka Tano

We know that Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano is getting her own Disney+ show set around The Mandalorian, about 20 years after the Obi-Wan Kenobi show. It wouldn’t be shocking to see her on the series as she’s close to the two main characters we know will be included. She was Anakin’s former student and feels more guilty about turning him into Darth Vader than anyone but Obi-Wan herself. A new theory is that Indira Varma’s casting could indicate she’s playing a younger version of Ahsoka.

Obi-Wan and Ahsoka talk about Anakin in The Clone Wars (look here), which shows the relationship between the three characters.

Luke skywalker

Rumors abound during a fan-led campaign that Disney will eventually introduce a younger version of Disney Luke played by Sebastian Stan† That probably won’t happen in this Obi-Wan Kenobi series, as the future leader of the Rebellion will be about 10 years old. Still, we know that Obi-Wan planned to watch over the boy at the end of Revenge of the Sith, so it wouldn’t be surprising if we catch a glimpse of Luke as a young moisture farmer on Tattooine.

Darth Maul

We know that Maul survived when he was cut in half by Obi-Wan at the end of The Phantom Menace, as the character also appeared at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebellious . Already, rumors have begun to swirl about Maul’s return to the Kenobi series, but we wonder how effective it would be, given that the two have a climactic showdown in Star Wars: Rebels that sees Obi-Wan kills Maul. Finally for good (we think),

Qui-Gon Jinn

It wouldn’t shock us to see Liam Neeson return to the Star Wars universe as Kenobi’s former Jedi master, Qui-Gon Jinn. Sure, he’s dead, but it would make sense to see him in both flashbacks and as a Force ghost keeping Obi-Wan company in his desert hideout.

Jabba the Hutt

Here’s another classic Star Wars character that would make sense for us to see in the series. We know that at least part of the show will be on Tattooine after all, and Jabba’s criminal empire rules the planet beyond as much or more than the realm.

Duchess Satine Kryze

If you’re just following the Star Wars live-action universe, first, you might be missing out, and second, you might be surprised to learn that, before Anakin’s love for Padme took him to the Dark Side, Obi-Wan was tempted by love in a similar way. While Anakin’s love led him to join the Dark Side for fear of losing Padme, Obi-Wan did the opposite, turning his back on the Mandalorian ruler Satine Kryze, whom he had fallen in love with, to fulfill his vows. as a Jedi to keep.

While the events of their love affair eventually see Satine murdered by Darth Maul for Obi-Wan, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Obi-Wan bothered by these memories with some flashbacks, much like Anakin’s turn on the Dark Side. Watch Star Wars: Clone Wars for the full story behind Satine and Obi-Wan. Satine is another logical character for the already announced cast member Indira Varma to play.

Bo Katan

We recently saw Bo Katan’s live-action debut on the second season of The Mandalorian. She is played by the same actress who voiced the character in her animated form, Katee Sackhoff. This is another character that Obi-Wan would have known from The Clone Wars series, and including her in this Obi-Wan Kenobi show would be of particular interest to fans of The Mandalorian.

Katan was the last person to wield the Mandalorian lightsaber, known as the Dark Saber, before The Mandalorian’s big bad Moff Gideon got his hands on it during an event known as The Great Purge, in which the Empire attacked Mandalore. The Great Purge took place around the same time as the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, so it could be a great opportunity to showcase an event only hinted at in The Mandalorian.

Cal Kestis

One of the few other known Jedis today is a former apprentice who survived Order 66 and starred in the Star Wars video game Jedi: Fallen Order. While associating a video game with the actual Star Wars universe may seem far-fetched at first, it’s worth pointing out that Fallen Order is part of the Star Wars canon and a few years before the events of this Obi -Wan Kenobi series takes place.

The actor who plays Kestis, Cameron Monaghan, in the video game also has a lot of experience in live-action series as he starred as the Joker in the Batman prequel series Gotham and was part of the Showtime hit series Shameless.


Obi Wan Kenobi: Cast and Crew


Deborah Chow has been tasked with bringing Obi-Wan to Disney+. Star Wars fans will remember that she directed two episodes of The Mandalorian and appeared on screen for a cameo as an X-Wing pilot. She was the first woman to direct a live-action Star Wars project.


Hossein Amini will write the script. He most recently worked on the TV series The Alienist and is best known for writing the 2011 film Drive.


Ewan MacGregor and Hayden Christensen return as their characters from the prequel trilogy.

Disney has announced a list of more cast members, but only a few of them are really attached to characters right now. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, in particular, reprise their roles from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where they played Owen and Beru Lars, Luke’s adoptive aunt and uncle.

Here’s the full cast:

Ewan MacGregor – Obi-Wan KenobiHayden Christensen – Anakin Skywalker/ Darth VaderJoel Edgerton – Owen LarsBonnie Piesse – Beru LarsRupert Friend – Grand InquisitorMoses Ingram – Inquisitor RevaKumail Nanjiani – Unannounced S. Unannounced

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Release Date

Disney has revealed that the limited edition Obi-Wan Kenobi series will premiere on May 27, 2022 (no, unfortunately not on May 4). This is a few days later than the original date, but we’re also getting two episodes at once, which is a nice bonus.


Obi-Wan Kenobi: where to stream

The series will be available exclusively on Disney+.


Obi-Wan Kenobi: Trailers and Teasers

Yes. Disney released the first teaser trailer in March 2022.

Obi Wan Kenobi | Teaser trailer | Disney+

The trailer is just under 2 minutes long – which is quite long for a teaser – and offers the first look at Ewan McGregor’s highly anticipated return. Obi-Wan Kenobi is set 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – where the Jedi Master went to the deserted planet of Tatooine to hide from the realm and watch over a young Luke Skywalker.

In the trailer, we even see Obi-Wan taking care of Luke. “The battle has been won,” says Obi-Wan, referring to the rise of the empire. “We have lost”.

The trailer also confirms that Obi-Wan will be leaving Tatooine on the show. We see that Jedi fighters, known as Inquisitors, are after Obi-Wan. They are led by the Grand Inquisitor, a Star Wars Rebels character played in live-action by Rupert Friend, while an Inquisitor named Reva (played by Moses Ingram) confronts Luke’s uncle, Owen Lars (played by Joel Edgerton).

Obi Wan Kenobi | Official trailer | Disney+

The full trailer came out on Star Wars Day and while it won’t be long, it does give a clearer picture of Obi-Wan’s circumstances, and in particular the massive forces lined up against him as the Empire is one of its last. remaining Jedi tries to capture. enemies.

It ends with a few menacing shots of Darth Vader being assembled for action, and that iconic respirator – there’s a big showdown coming up, that’s for sure.

Disney Investor Day Event

Watch Disney’s Kathleen Kennedy reveal Hayden Christensen’s return at the 2020 Investor Day event.

Go here and go to the 1:22:00 mark.

More news and trailers

We also know where to look for more news or trailers – as an official account recently popped up on Twitter with a very well-chosen meme from a first post:

Want to know more?

Check out our guide on how to watch every Star Wars movie in the correct order. We also have this guide to upcoming Star Wars projects.

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Written by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Chris Hall.

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