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!
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) March 29, 2021
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?