‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Officially Reveals Young Luke Skywalker

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Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Lucasfilm just dropped the official Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, but Disney just broke the internet over the reveal of a young Luke Skywalker.

Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi
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The legacy of George Lucas lives on with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the all-new, highly anticipated streaming series coming to Disney+ on May 25th.

Upon the official trailer of Obi-Wan Kenobi, every Star Wars fan noticed the jaw-dropping Grand Inquisitor, Uncle Owen on Tatooine (Joel Edgerton), and even Ben Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) watching over a young Luke Skywalker pretending to pod race:

Young Luke Skywalker
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Like father, like son.

You can watch the full trailer below:

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The Kenobi series marks the first time in the Star Wars canon that a young Luke Skywalker appears in the Star Wars universe, confirming rumors that fans would see Skywalker in his early upbringings on Tatooine’s #1 moisture farm.

Star Wars fans are losing it over this new Star Wars story:

Like father, like son.

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Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) recently appeared in the season two finale of The Mandalorian and episode five of the hit streaming series The Book of Boba Fett.

luke skywalker with grogu in backpack book of boba fett
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However, Lucasfilm utilized revolutionary special effects and “Deepfakes” to put the likeness of actor Mark Hamill onto body doubles (Scott Lang/Graham Hamilton) when the Jedi Master interacted with Din Djarin/Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), Grogu, Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), and more.

Young Luke Skywalker in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'
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Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts the first live-action Luke Skywalker without a bit of CGI, letting fans see what the son of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) did while growing up in the Dune Sea.

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The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his most significant 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.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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McGregor recently stated that the most “annoying” part of returning to his Star Wars role was that he knew the series was happening years before Lucasfilm even announced its development in 2019:

“That was annoying. Every interview I ever did for, you know, years, people would say, ‘Well, are the rumors true?’ And I’d have to sort of, I’d have to lie. I’d have to say, ‘Well, you know, I don’t know. I’d be happy to play him one day again.’”

Sung Kang as the Fifth Brother Grand Inquisitor
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The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and marks Hayden Christensen’s return in the part of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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The world of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and the Clone War.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

Inquisitor and Stormtroopers on Daiyu in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'
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“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.

What was your favorite part about the Kenobi trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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