Obi-Wan Kenobi author Joby Harold has teased that the sequence’ titular hero can be confronted with some main challenges when he returns this summer season.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Harold mentioned the time interval and what to anticipate when the present releases.
“It takes place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, in a time of darkness in the galaxy. The Empire is in the ascendancy. And all the horrors that come with the Empire are being made manifest throughout the galaxy. And the Jedi Order as we know them are being all but wiped out. So everything that was in the prequels has crumbled.
Those surviving Jedi, those that do survive, are on the run, and they’re in hiding. And Vader and his Inquisitors are chasing them to the end of the galaxy.”
In brief, our expensive Obi-Wan won’t have it simple. This time interval the present takes place in known as the darkish occasions, and it lives as much as its identify. For 1000’s of years, the Jedi Knights had been the guardians of peace and justice within the Old Republic, till Darth Vader and the Empire rose to energy and altered the whole lot.
From the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer, Ben appears to be like defeated after the destruction of the whole lot he believed in and being hunted by Inquisitors. He appears to be like at a younger Luke Skywalker from a distance, however at this level, he’s too younger to assert his rightful future.
Order 66 was seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and noticed the orchestrated execution of Jedi deemed as traitors to the Galactic Republic. In Obi-Wan, Vader’s (Hayden Christensen) presence can be felt closely, as he’s the one answerable for overseeing the destruction of the fallen Jedi order.
Harold shared what it’s like for Obi-Wan to stay throughout this time and the challenges he’ll face on his journey.
“Within that hopeless fatalistic world, we find possibly the most famous of all our surviving Jedi in hiding struggling with that faith that defines the Jedi, and wanting to hold onto it and hoping to regain that faith within that sort of hopeless world.
Within that environment and that galaxy, his faith is tested. And he goes on a journey that allows him to travel from that character that we saw in the last of the prequels, where [McGregor] really felt like he was embodying Obi-Wan Kenobi to a pretty extraordinary degree, and ends with him as the more finished article that Sir Alec Guinness gave to the world in A New Hope. And so in this very specific time in the history of Star Wars, when the Jedi are on run, we get to sort of stand next to and watch Obi-Wan as he runs the gauntlet and has to survive a pretty extraordinary experience.”
It’s good to know that the darkish occasions will finally come to an finish and there may be hope down the road. Obi-Wan should undergo hardships and carry the guilt of his Padawan falling to the Dark Side, however Luke Skywalker represents the renewed hope of a universe that’s now not within the clutches of Vader. It will simply take some combating and sacrifices to get there.
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere on Disney Plus May 27.