Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus: Launch date, trailer, solid

(Pocket-lint) – Disney has unleashed its new Star Wars collection on Disney+, with the return of Ewan McGregor because the eponymous Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The present, which premiered on Friday 27 Might 2022, additionally brings again Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, organising an iconic rematch between the Jedi grasp and his apprentice. 

Right here then is all the things you want to know in regards to the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Plot abstract

Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place a decade after the ultimate movie within the prequel trilogy, Revenge of the Sith. It is also set 9 years earlier than we meet up with Obi-Wan once more in A New Hope. This can be a comparatively unexplored timeline within the Star Wars Universe. Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One are set round this time, and it exhibits a universe with the Empire on the top of its energy.


Whereas that actually makes life robust for a smuggler like Han Solo, it needs to be much more tough for a Jedi grasp like Obi-Wan, who’s among the many Empire’s and Darth Vader’s most needed. We must always see Obi-Wan coping with Imperial Jedi hunters often known as Inquisitors, who have been tasked with searching down the few remaining Jedi. We all know that Mosen Ingram can be taking part in a villain referred to as Inquisitor Reva, on the path of Obi-Wan, so do not wager towards that choice being the important thing to the present’s plot.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Rumours and theories

We all know Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader will certainly seem within the present, however what about different Star Wars characters? Just a few have been confirmed to this point, however there are many theories about potential appearances. Here is a have a look at a few of the most intriguing ones.

Ahsoka Tano

We all know that Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano is getting her personal Disney+ present that is set round The Mandalorian, which is about 20 years after the present Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place. It would not be surprising to see her included within the collection, as she’s near the 2 predominant characters we all know are going to be featured. She was Anakin’s former apprentice and feels extra guilt about his turning into Darth Vader than anybody apart from Obi-Wan himself. One new principle is that the casting of Indira Varma may level to her portraying a youthful model of Ahsoka.

Obi-Wan and Ahsoka discuss Anakin in The Clone Wars (watch right here), which exhibits the connection between the three characters. 

Luke Skywalker

There’s been a ton of rumours swirling amid a fan-led marketing campaign that Disney will finally introduce a youthful model of Luke portrayed by Sebastian Stan. That most likely will not occur on this Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, as the longer term chief of the Insurrection can be round 10 years previous. Nonetheless, we all know Obi-Wan was intent on watching over the boy on the finish of Revenge of the Sith, and the trailers to this point present that we’ll get a glimpse at Luke as a younger moisture farmer on Tattooine.

Darth Maul

We all know Maul survived being chopped in half by Obi-Wan on the finish of The Phantom Menace, because the character appeared on the finish of Solo: A Star Wars Story as effectively within the animated collection Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. And, rumours have been swirling a few Maul return within the Kenobi collection, however we marvel how efficient it could be for the reason that two have a climactic showdown in Star Wars: Rebels that sees Obi-Wan lastly kill Maul for good (we expect),

Qui-Gon Jinn

It would not shock us to see Liam Neeson return to the Star Wars Universe as Kenobi’s former Jedi grasp, Qui-Gon Jinn. Positive, he is useless, however it could make sense to see him in each flashbacks and as a Drive ghost conserving Obi-Wan firm in his desert hideout.

Jabba the Hutt

Here is one other basic Star Wars character that’d make sense for us to see within the collection. We all know a minimum of a part of the present will happen on Tattooine, in any case, and Jabba’s prison empire guidelines the back-water planet as a lot or greater than the Empire.

Duchess Satine Kryze

When you solely comply with the Star Wars live-action universe, to start with, you are lacking out, and secondly, you is perhaps stunned to study that, earlier than Anakin’s love for Padme turned him to the Darkish Facet, Obi-Wan was tempted by love in an analogous method. Whereas Anakin’s love led him to hitch the Darkish Facet for worry of shedding Padme, Obi-Wan did the alternative, turning his again on the Mandalorian ruler Satine Kryze, with whom he had fallen in love, to protect his vows as a Jedi. 

Whereas the occasions of their love affair finally see Satine murdered by Darth Maul in entrance of Obi-Wan, it wouldn’t be surprising to seek out Obi-Wan troubled by these reminiscences with some flashbacks, similar to Anakin’s flip to the Darkish Facet. Try Star Wars: Clone Wars to get the complete story behind Satine and Obi-Wan. Satine is one other logical character for the already introduced solid member Indira Varma to play. 

Bo Katan

We not too long ago noticed Bo Katan’s live-action debut within the second season of The Mandalorian. She is portrayed by the identical actress who voiced the character in her animated kind, Katee Sackhoff. That is one other character that Obi-Wan would’ve identified from The Clone Wars collection, and together with her on this Obi-Wan Kenobi present can be significantly attention-grabbing to followers of The Mandalorian.

Katan was the final individual to wield the Mandalorian lightsaber, often known as the Darkish Saber, earlier than The Mandalorian’s large dangerous Moff Gideon bought his arms on it throughout an occasion often known as The Nice Purge, which noticed the Empire assault Mandalore. The Nice Purge occurred across the identical time because the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection is about, so it may present a terrific alternative to indicate an occasion that’s solely been hinted at in The Mandalorian.

Cal Kestis

One of many solely different identified Jedis throughout this time is a former apprentice that survived the Order 66 and starred within the Star Wars online game, Jedi: Fallen Order. Whereas tying a online game into the precise Star Wars Universe may appear far-fetched at first, it’s price mentioning that Fallen Order is part of Star Wars canon and takes place a number of years earlier than the occasions of this Obi-Wan Kenobi collection.

The actor who performs Kestis, Cameron Monaghan, within the online game additionally has loads of expertise in live-action collection, as he starred because the Joker within the Batman prequel collection Gotham and has been a part of the Showtime hit collection Shameless.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Forged and crew


Deborah Chow is tasked with bringing Obi-Wan to Disney+. Star Wars followers will keep in mind she directed two episodes of The Mandalorian and that she confirmed up on the display for a cameo as an X-Wing pilot. She was the primary lady to direct any live-action Star Wars mission. 


Hossein Amini has written the script. Beforehand, he most not too long ago labored on the TV collection The Alienist and is finest identified for writing the 2011 movie Drive.


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

Right here is the complete solid:

  • Ewan MacGregor – Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Hayden Christensen – Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader
  • Joel Edgerton – Owen Lars
  • Bonnie Piesse – Beru Lars
  • Rupert Good friend – Grand Inquisitor
  • Moses Ingram – Inquisitor Reva
  • Kumail Nanjiani – Unannounced
  • Indira Varma – Unannounced
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr – Unannounced
  • Sung Kang – Unannounced
  • Simone Kessell – Unannounced
  • Benny Safdie – Unannounced

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Launch date

Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Friday 27 Might 2022 (no, sadly not Might 4th). This can be a couple of days later than the initially introduced date, however we additionally bought two episodes directly, which is a pleasant bonus.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: The place to stream

The collection is on the market solely on Disney+. 


Obi-Wan Kenobi: Trailers and teasers

Sure. Disney launched the primary teaser trailer in March 2022.

Obi-Wan Kenobi | Teaser Trailer | Disney+

The trailer is slightly below 2 minutes lengthy – which is fairly prolonged for a teaser – and it offers the primary have a look at Ewan McGregor’s much-anticipated return. Obi-Wan Kenobi is about 10 years after the occasions of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – the place the Jedi Grasp went to the desolate planet of Tatooine to cover from the Empire and watch over a younger Luke Skywalker.

In reality, within the trailer, we see Obi-Wan taking care of Luke. “The combat is finished”, Obi-Wan says, referring to the rise of the Empire. “We misplaced”.

The trailer additionally confirms Obi-Wan will go away Tatooine within the present. We see Jedi hunters often known as Inquisitors are after Obi-Wan. They’re led by the Grand Inquisitor, a personality from Star Wars Rebels performed in live-action by Rupert Good friend, whereas an Inquisitor named Reva (performed by Moses Ingram) is proven confronting Luke’s uncle, Owen Lars (performed by Joel Edgerton). 

Obi-Wan Kenobi | Official Trailer | Disney+

The total trailer got here out on Star Wars Day and whereas it is not for much longer it provides a clearer have a look at Obi-Wan’s circumstances, and specifically on the large forces arrayed towards him because the Empire seeks to catch considered one of its final remaining Jedi enemies.

It ends with some menacing photographs of Darth Vader being assembled for motion, and that iconic respiratory equipment – there is a large showdown brewing, that is for certain.

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Writing by Maggie Tillman. Modifying by Britta O’Boyle.

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