Obi-Wan Kenobi series trailer got me excited for the Star Wars universe once again

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I’ve got to admit that since Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, I got pretty Star Wars fatigue. Yes I did binged The Mandalorian (because, well who could resist Pedro Pascal and Baby Yoda) but I skipped The Book of Boba Fett. My hubby was playing the clip with Luke Skywalker and Grogu on YouTube so I did see that, but I have zero desire to watch the entire series.

Boba Fett was barely in the original movies, honestly, of ALL the characters to make a show on, why THAT one?? Obi-Wan on the other hand, has always been an intriguing character from the start. In fact Ewan McGregor‘s Obi-Wan and Liam Neeson‘s Qui-Gon Jinn are the few saving graces of the darn prequels. Can’t believe it’s been 17 years since McGregor’s Obi-Wan was on screen, and over 3 years since the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show was finally confirmed back in 2019. Now behold the teaser!

The force is definitely back with this one. I actually had goosebumps watching it!! So the limited series will have 6 episodes and is set 10 years after the events of Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. At this point the Jedi Master who managed to survive the onslaught of the Jedi Order (Order 66) and is now living in exile on planet Tatooine. We get a shot of young Luke in the trailer… cool to see Joel Edgerton back reprising his role Luke’s uncle, Tatooine farmer Owen Lars. Back then Edgerton was practically unknown. It’s fascinating that the long time has passed that Ewan now more closely resembles British thespian Alec Guinness when he played the role. Ewan is 50 and Guinness was in his early 60s when A New Hope came out.

One of the main reasons I’m super excited for the series is that John Williams is back composing the score!! As any SW fan would tell you, the iconic music is one of the best and most enduring aspect about the Star Wars brand. Duel of the Fates is one of my all time fave SW tracks, too. Sounds like it could be the last time he’s scoring for Star Wars… hope that’s not the case though, the 90-year-old maestro still hasn’t shown signs of slowing down!

The entire cast of the series is fantastic!

Can’t wait for the time Obi-Wan reunites with Anakin as Hayden Christensen is confirmed to join the series. We’ll see how big of a role he’d have here but I’m excited nonetheless.

In any case, this trailer’s certainly restored my interest in the SW saga once again. Obi-Wan Kenobi will drop on Disney+ on May 25, which happens to be the 45th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977.


Are you excited for this series?

13 thoughts on “Obi-Wan Kenobi series trailer got me excited for the Star Wars universe once again

  1. OH HELL YEAH!!!! This takes me back. I will totally see this. I just hope it’s better than The Book of Boba Fett which started off fine but then it became more of a stop-gap thing for The Mandalorian which I thought was a disservice to Boba Fett. I hope this is really good as I’m just happy to see Ewan as Obi-Wan.

    1. I’m thrilled to finally see Ewan reprising the role as Obi-Wan, too! You know he has been wanting to do this for over a decade… but man, judging from this trailer, it looks GREAT!!

  2. This trailer has me excited for Star Wars again too! 😊 You didn’t miss much with The Book of Boba Fett – it was a big disappointment. I only liked the Grogu episodes, which Boba Fett wasn’t even really in. Can’t wait for Obi-Wan!

    1. Yeah based on what I’ve read on social media, Boba Fett seems a bust compared to Mandalorian. Yep I only saw the Grogu + Mando episode as those are the characters I care about, ahah.

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  4. I think Boba Fett show was pure fan service, many of the Star Wars geeks wanted to see a film of that character for years after he appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. But I think their excitement went a way for bit when Lucas cast a non-white person in the role in Attack of the Clones, I’m sure many of those geeks wanted to see a white guy in the role. Lol! As for the show itself, it’s not good. Fett is such a lame character that they couldn’t do much with him. Heck, they even brought in the Mandolorian halfway through the series and Fett wasn’t even in those episodes.

    But I’m looking forward to this one though, from the trailer, it looks great.

    1. Fan service is fine if it’s good, but the actor himself doesn’t look promising LOL. I don’t know if it’s because he’s not white though, i mean yes there’s always racist people who want EVERY CHARACTER to be played by Caucasian actors, but I think in this case the actor just isn’t that strong. I mean, Pedro Pascal technically isn’t a WASP either and people love him as Mando. Ahah, I did see the episode w/ Mando and Grogu, I’d watch more if they’re in it more.

      In any case, I hope this Obi-Wan series doesn’t disappoint!

      1. Not sure if you read movie message boards online back in the late 90s and earl 2000s before social media but many people (mostly geeks/nerds) were not happy that Temuera Morrison was cast as Janga Fett, Boba’s dad in Attack of the Clones. They wanted a white actor and you wouldn’t believe how many hateful and racist remarks they made towards him. I think that’s one of the reasons why IMDB got rid of their message board, too many racists, homophobic and sexist comments were posted on there and it’s too much for them to clean up.

        So I think that’s why Boba Fett fandom has died down throughout the years, many geeks thought he’s white and now that he’s not, they sort of stop wanting to see his story. Heck, Disney even thought of making a Boba Fett film around 2016 or 2017 with a white actor, Tom Hardy was rumor to take over the role. But when Solo and Rise of Skywalker disappoints at the box office, they nixed that idea.

        As for Pedro Pascal, he’s caucasian so many of the racists out there are okay with him in that role. Pretty sure if a non caucasian actor was cast in that role, we’ll hear complaints from all the Star Wars nerds out there.

        1. Yeah I miss the IMDb board but I can see why they shut it down as ppl’s comments have gotten so out of hand. Same w/ Twitter that’s why I have to limit my time on social media.

          Well, Tom Hardy as Boba Fett would get me to watch it because he’s a good actor. Pedro is a white Hispanic as he’s born in Chile but I suppose if he’s dark-skinned, people might complain about that too even though he’s wearing a mask most of the time LOL!

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