The Long-Awaited ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Sizzler Isn’t Free to Fans

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Lucasfilm recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is due to land on Disney+ in 2022.

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The special event series, directed by The Mandalorian‘s Deborah Chow, will see the return of both Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader) in their prequel trilogy roles.

At last year’s Disney Investor Day event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy teased the third epic lightsaber battle between the duo, saying Star Wars fans can look forward to the “rematch of the century”.

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As expected, Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company dropped the first official sneak peek of Obi-Wan Kenobi during Disney+ Day on November 12, 2021 — but, there’s a slight catch.

Star Wars fans who don’t currently subscribe to the Disney+ streaming service will have to sign-up and pay in order to watch the sizzle reel.

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The clip not only features the first known details about the series — which will be set on Tatooine about ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) — but showcases some commentary from both Chow and McGregor.

The director shares, “This is a quite a dark time we’re coming into with him [post-Order 66], just being a Jedi — it’s not safe. There are Jedi hunters out there.”

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The “Jedi hunters” Chow references are Darth Vader’s Inquisitorius, who are expected to appear in live-action for the first time in the series. Previously, certain Inquisitors — like the Seventh Sister and the Fourth Brother — have appeared in Dave Filoni’s animated series Star Wars Rebels.

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McGregor, who has previously teased that Obi-Wan Kenobi will give Star Wars fans a glimpse at young Luke Skywalker’s childhood as a Tatooine farmboy, adds, “At least he has this one task left, which is to keep Luke safe.”

Chow confirms that the Jedi Knight’s mission to watch over Princess Leia’s twin brother is “a starting place for our story, the interesting thing is going to be where it goes from there.”

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If you don’t currently have a Disney+ subscription and want to watch the long-awaited first Obi-Wan Kenobi clip, you can register for an account here.

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