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Obi-Wan Kenobi Teaser Trailer Gives Us a Look at the Jedi in Hiding

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We just got our first look at Obi-Wan Kenobi this morning, and it turns out that wasn’t all Disney had in store for us today. Now the studio dropped the Disney+ teaser trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, which features Ewan McGregor returning to the role he played in the prequel trilogy. The teaser expands on what we saw from the first-look images and gives us a look at even more characters while touting a story about hope and survival.

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The story picks up 10 years after the conclusion of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, finding Obi-Wan watching over a young Luke Skywalker as the Empire searches the galaxy to eliminate every Jedi that remains. That task falls to Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram), who tracks down Obi-Wan and seems to be using incredibly underhanded tactics to pull him out of hiding. We also see the Grand Inquisitor from Star Wars: Rebels making an appearance and a vocal tease of Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader. The three villains will be hunting down a downtrodden and grief-filled Obi-Wan Kenobi, as seen in the teaser trailer.

There’s plenty more to pick apart in the Obi-Wan Kenobi teaser trailer as we get a look at almost everyone in the cast, which includes Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. There is even a shot of a childhood Luke Skywalker possibly practicing his pod racing in VR so he can be even more like his dad. The limited series (for now) is directed by Deborah Chow.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will land on Disney+ on May 25.

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