One of the most highly anticipated new Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is only days away and fans are beyond excited to see the Jedi’s story continue. The series will explore an era in Obi-Wan’s life that has remained largely a mystery up until now. Little is known about the time between when the Jedi fled to Tatooine with an infant Luke Skywalker and the moment that a young-adult Luke brings him the message Leia sent with R2D2.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is expected to not only dig deeper into the character than ever before, but feature “the rematch of the century” between former Master and Padawan as well. The new series has a lot to potentially dig into, so here are seven things we hope to see in the upcoming Star Wars series.
7 THINGS WE HOPE TO SEE IN THE NEW OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES
LIVE ACTION INQUISITORS
Inquisitors were first introduced into canon in the animated series, Rebels, although their origins can be traced back to The Clone Wars animated series. So far this threat has remained in the animated corner of the Star Wars universe, but Obi-Wan Kenobi will change that.
The series will feature not only the Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother, both of whom were first introduced in Rebels, but a new Inquisitor as well, Reva. The Inquisitors are Dark Side Force wielders who serve the Empire under the command of Darth Vader and based on the trailers it looks like they’ll be hunting down Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new series.
OBI-WAN KENOBI VS. DARTH VADER
Already called the rematch of the century, this duel is sure to be a highlight in the upcoming series. Obi-Wan Kenobi will not only feature the return of Ewan McGregor as he reprises the titular role, but his former apprentice turned adversary Darth Vader will be played by none other than Hayden Christensen. Christensen brought Anakin Skywalker to life in Episodes II and III and will likely embody the Jedi once more in flashbacks, but the actor will also be playing one of the most infamous Sith as well.
Obi-Wan and Vader have had two of the most famed light saber battles in Star Wars history first in Revenge Of The Sith and later in A New Hope. Adding another layer to this relationship brings new depth to when they face one another for a final time in A New Hope. It will be exciting to see how this face off come to be in the series.
TRAUMA FROM THE CLONE WARS
Obi-Wan Kenobi is undoubtedly dealing with incredible grief and trauma after suffering so many tragedies in such a short time. During the Clone Wars he saw many people he cared for die only for his Padawan and friend to fall to the Dark Side, the Jedi order to be wiped out, and the Republic he served to become The tyrannical Empire in one fell swoop.
During the Obi-Wan Kenobi press conference, Ewan McGregor and director Deborah Chow talked about how Obi-Wan is in a dark place personally, having lost his faith, while the galaxy as a whole is in a dark place as well. And with rumors that Hayden Christensen may be reprising his Anakin Skywalker role in flashbacks, it seems like Obi-Wan may be dealing with the trauma and tragedy of surviving the Clone Wars.