Lucasfilm has shared the first teaser trailer for its Obi-Wan Kenobi series, one that seems good enough to get Star Wars fans who prefer the George Lucas era to get at least a little misty eyed. A faithful-looking Obi-Wan played by an Ewan McGregor who doesn’t look like he has aged one bit from his Revenge of the Sith days? Check. Spinning lightsabers? Check. There’s even some beautiful new renditions of some of John Williams’ musical masterpieces, such as Battle of the Heroes, Duel of the Fates, and the timeless Force theme. Star Wars fans can find out whether Obi-Wan Kenobi lives up to its teaser trailer when it drops exclusively on Disney+ May 25.
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5 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OBI-WAN KENOBI TEASER TRAILER (Star Wars)
- Luke Skywalker!
- Obi-Wan has kept his promise to look after the son of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. From a distance, Kenobi uses his macrobinoculars to watch a young Luke playing at the Lars homestead in a story set about halfway between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.
- The Grand Inquisitor arrives.
- The Grand Inquisitor, member of the Jedi hunters first glimpsed in Star Wars Rebels, is set to make his live-action debut played by Rupert Friend, with Sung Kang debuting the role of Fifth Brother from the series. Heralded by “Duel of the Fates,” the composition that first accompanied the loss of Kenobi’s master in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the trailer shows the menacing Grand Inquisitor’s ship arriving at Fortress Inquisitorius. And he’s not alone.
- A new Inquisitor: Reva.
- Played by Moses Ingram, the trailer provides our first look at the Third Sister, including the terrifying moment when she interrogates Luke’s Uncle Owen and another where she races across a rooftop with her red lightsaber ignited. We’ve only just met her, but from these brief glimpses Reva is a formidable presence.
- Welcome to Daiyu.
- Although many of the scenes appear to be on the familiar sands of Tatooine, we also get our first look at the new world of Daiyu, expanding the galaxy that we love.
- The Grand Inquisitor’s unique spinning lightsaber!
- In recent years, we’ve seen the Darksaber and Ahsoka Tano’s dual white lightsabers make the leap into live-action storytelling. Now, the circular tool of the demonic-looking Grand Inquisitor joins the arsenal.