The character was first performed by veteran British actor Alec Guinness in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the primary movie within the franchise. He was an outdated Jedi Master who mentored Luke Skywalker and launched him (and thru him to the viewers) to the Force.
In the prequel trilogy, McGregor donned the position and appeared as a proficient Padawan (pupil) to Liam Neeson’s Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. In the second movie, he turns into a Jedi Knight and the grasp of Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader).
The teaser reveals him in exile and on the run after the Jedi misplaced and the Galactic Empire was established as Palpatine declared himself emperor in a really Caesar-like vogue.
Kenobi leads to Tatooine, the place we discover him in 1977’s A New Hope, the first Star Wars movie. The Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence is ready between the occasions of the prequel and unique trilogies, exactly 10 years after the occasions of the Revenge of the Sith. We even see Obi-Wan observing a younger Luke Skywalker. Kenobi is being hunted by the Grand Inquisitor (performed by Rupert Friend) to remove the final pockets of resistance and consolidate the Empire’s energy.
Moses Ingram, Sung Kang, and Indira Varma play officers for the Empire. We can ensure that not like the Star Wars of yore, we’ll see extra morally complicated characters coping with doubts relating to their loyalty to the murderous, tyrannical Emperor.
Overall, Obi-Wan Kenobi appears price ready for. He just isn’t within the teaser, however Hayden Christensen will return as Anakin Skywalker of Darth Vader, making an attempt to throw a spanner within the Resistance plans most certainly.
The official synopsis of the present reads, “The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” the place Obi-Wan Kenobi confronted his best defeat—the downfall and corruption of his greatest good friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the darkish aspect as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The sequence stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his position as the long-lasting Jedi Master, and in addition marks the return of Hayden Christensen within the position of Darth Vader. Joining the forged are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on May 25.