Lucasfilm’s newest Disney+ series, set to launch on May 27, will finally depict Obi-story Wan’s between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, reuniting prequel stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. They won’t be by themselves, though. In addition to the threat posed by his fallen Padawan turned Sith Lord, McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi will be pursued by Jedi-hunting Inquisitors played by Rupert Friend, Moses Ingram, and Sung Kang, all while dealing with young Luke Skywalker’s disapproving Uncle Owen, played by Joel Edgerton in a prequel trilogy cameo.
Fans of Star Wars know Owen’s feelings about Obi-Wan Kenobi and his concern for Luke, but it was never addressed or explained after A New Hope. This tension has been hinted at in Obi-Wan Kenobi trailers, and fans are getting a taste of what to anticipate only days before the program premieres. Lord Tucker shared an exclusive, extended footage of Obi-Wan and Owen Lars’ confrontation from Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ with the U.K. chat programme Lorraine.
To date, Lucasfilm’s Disney+ initiatives have accomplished what no Star Wars picture has: they’ve linked the various trilogies and time periods into a more unified plot while also filling in the gaps. While this new clip just adds to what has previously been shown in marketing, it does imply that Obi-Wan Kenobi will follow suit.
Obi-Wan comments that Luke needs to see the galaxy, for example, supports him later in A New Hope when he encourages Luke to accompany him to Alderaan. Meanwhile, Owen’s harsh response to Obi-insistence Wan’s on Luke being trained, which recalls the Jedi Master’s failure with Anakin, confirms his dread of Luke becoming like his father in the 1977 picture.
Regardless of what happened to Anakin, Obi-Wan is eager to instruct Luke since he sees him as a Jedi Master’s obligation. When Owen replies, “You don’t care if he’s okay,” Owen appears to believe Obi-Wan sees Luke as a responsibility or a goal rather than a person. Owen’s desire to protect Luke is noble from this perspective, and also reveals one of the Jedi Order’s flaws. It would be interesting to watch how Obi-Wan deals with Anakin’s fall, as well as the revelation that he became Darth Vader, and whether his attitude on training Luke alters as a result.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on Friday, May 27.