‘Star Wars’ Introduces NEW Villain in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, Compares to Darth Vader

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Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (left) and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (right)

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“The fight is done. We lost.”

The Star Wars universe is exploding with the first official looks at Obi-Wan Kenobi, an all-new Star Wars story coming to Disney+ this May. Ahead of the groundbreaking trailer, Lucasfilm just gave every Star Wars fan the first look at their newest villain in years.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Every Star Wars fan is on cloud nine after Entertainment Weekly dropped eight; revolutionary first looks into the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the highly anticipated limited series coming to Disney Plus on May 25th.

Loads of fan theories have suggested that Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) will reunite in flashback sequences when the inseparable pair visit the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, leading up to the horrific death of the Jedi Order from Order 66 and more.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Everything from Tatooine’s twin suns to an eopie has been confirmed for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and fans are eager to see the grand reveal of Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader character that’s set to appear in the series.

Ahead of seeing McGregor and Christensen reunite on screen as Kenobi and Sith Lord Darth Vader duel, Lucasfilm just unveiled the first villain in years, someone who “share[s] a common dark-side goal” with Vader:

As the force-sensitive Inquisitor Reva, Moses Ingram will prove a formidable new foe in #ObiWanKenobi as she seeks out Jedi-in-hiding for the Empire. Director Deborah Chow and writer Joby Harold describe the character as ruthlessly ambitious.

EW continues:

“They share a common dark-side goal,” Ingram says about the villainous trio of Reva, the Grand Inquisitor, and Darth Vader. “They’re on the same team.” As for what stands out most to Ingram about her big bad: “It’s all heart.”

James Earl Jones as Darth Vader
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Reva is a Force not to be reckoned with, and it appears that she confronts Uncle Owen (Joel Edgerton) in a busy marketplace on Tatooine, undoubtedly demanding the knowledge of Obi-Wan Kenobi:

First look at Joel Edgerton’s return as Uncle Owen in ‘OBI-WAN KENOBI’.

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EW writes:

Joel Edgerton is back as Uncle Owen… and we don’t necessarily like his odds in a face-off with Reva. (But as a wise smuggler once noted, never tell me the odds.) “Thank you, George [Lucas], for casting Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen,” laughs director Deborah Chow. “That’s all I can say.”

Moses Ingram as Reva the Inquisitor
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The Force-sensitive Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram) isn’t the only Inquisitor searching the galaxy for Obi-Wan Kenobi and other remaining Jedi (such as Cal Kestis), as Lucasfilm confirmed to EW that THE Grand Inquisitor would appear in the Kenobi series, undoubtedly going head-to-head with the Jedi Knight in exile.

Sung Kang as the Fifth Brother Grand Inquisitor
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In case you don’t know who the Grand Inquisitor is:

Grand Inquisitor, also known as Master of the Inquisitorius, was a title used by the highest-ranking Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire. The Pau’an male and former Jedi Temple Guard known only as the Grand Inquisitor, and sometimes the Inquisitor, held this title, and was ranked above other Inquisitors such as the Fifth Brother, Sixth Brother, Seventh Sister, Eighth Brother, and the Ninth Sister. As Grand Inquisitor, he reported to Darth Vader, a Dark Lord of the Sith, and hunted Jedi who had survived the Great Jedi Purge.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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The Inquisitor was the main antagonist of Dave Filoni’s animated series Star Wars: Rebels and was mentioned in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

You can watch the full trailer below:

Lucasfilm also gave other first looks at this reality-shattering Star Wars series:

What kind of Obi-Wan Kenobi will we meet in #ObiWanKenobi? Says Ewan McGregor: “We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story rather broken, and faithless, and beaten, somewhat given up.”

Fans also saw:

First look at Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in #ObiWanKenobi

17 years later and Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and more make their triumphant return to the Star Wars galaxy that so many call “home.”

Fans are in for a treat, as they’ll see Kenobi travel to a new planet, Daiyu, that has “sort of has a Hong Kong feel to it,” states writer Joby Harold. “It’s got a graffiti-ridden nightlife, and is kind of edgy. It’s just got a different lane and a different feeling.”

More about Obi-Wan Kenobi

Set approximately eight years after the execution of Emperor Palpatine’s Order 66, Jedi Master Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is living in secrecy on Tatooine as he protects the young Luke Skywalker from the threat of Inquisitors and his former Padawan Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).

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.’”

Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Tatooine desert
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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.

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The series also features Uncle Owen/Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) and Beru Lars (Bonnie Piesse), with rumors suggesting that the Star Wars character Darth Maul (Ray Parker) could be appearing.

Helmed by The Mandalorian Deborah Chow, Obi-Wan Kenobi begins streaming on Disney+ on May 25, 2022 — 45 years after A New Hope (1977) debuted in theaters!

What are you most excited to see in the Kenobi series? Let us know in the comments below!

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