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New Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer & Key Art Tease the Return of Darth Vader

May 4, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Obi-Wan Kenobi Darth Vader Image Credit: Lucasfilm

May the Fourth be With You. In celebration of Star Wars Day (May 4), Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm dropped the latest trailer and some new key art for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries, which premieres later this month. You can check out the new trailer and artwork below.

The trailer features new footage, including a nice tease for the return of Darth Vader, who will be appearing in the show. There’s also an interaction between Kenobi and Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton, reprising his role from the Prequel Trilogy) regarding a much younger Luke Skywalker, who Kenobi is watching over on the planet of Tatooine. In the new series, it appears the Sith Inquisitors, in service of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, are on the hunt to find Kenobi, who went into hiding after the fall of the Jedi and the Old Republic.

The upcoming show stars Ewan McGregor, who reprises his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and it also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. The show also stars Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. The series is directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will stream exclusively on Disney+, with the first two episodes dropping on Friday, May 27. Following the premiere, new episodes will stream weekly on Wednesday, until the finale on Wednesday, June 2. Here’s a synopsis:

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.