The anticipation for Obi-Wan Kenobi has been building up in the past months, and it is only poised to ramp up as its May 2022 release inches closer. Directed by Deborah Chow, the upcoming Star Wars series will showcase the return of Ewan McGregor's legendary Jedi Master alongside a star-studded ensemble that includes the likes of Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram, and Sung Kang.
While the exact plot details are still shrouded in secrecy, it has been confirmed that the series will feature a much-awaited rematch between Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader.
Despite releasing an official poster and confirming its release date, marketing for Obi-Wan Kenobi has yet to fully kick into gear. While fans wait for more official promotional material from the series, a plethora of plot-related rumors have been released in the past weeks.
Now, ahead of the series premiere, a new batch of stills has been released, giving fans a special preview of what's in store.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Shines in New Magazine Cover
Entertainment Weekly officially released a brand-new magazine cover for Obi-Wan Kenobi, showcasing the best look yet at Ewan McGregor's titular Jedi Master.
The Star Wars legend can be seen in his traditional Jedi garb while holding his iconic blue lightsaber, with Tatooine in the background:
Alongside the cover, the first batch of stills for the hit Star Wars series was also revealed.
McGregor's Jedi Master appears to be an expert in hiding in this latest official still:
The titular Jedi master, who has been tasked to guard Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, seems to be settling down in a sneaky cave hideout on the desert planet:
Moses Ingram makes her Star Wars debut in Obi-Wan Kenobi as a force-sensitive Inquisitor named Reva:
Reva appears to be hunting for surviving Jedi on Tatooine in this new still:
Obi-Wan appears to be set in trying to travel by a more primitive means in the series with this eopie:
Joel Edgerton makes his return as Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen Lars in the series, shown here having a confrontation with Reva:
Obi-Wan is off-planet on a Hong Kong-inspired world called Daiyu in this official still, proving rumors that he would leave Tatooine for a separate mission:
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Sacred Mission
This latest batch of stills of Obi-Wan Kenobi managed to give a solid preview of the series while also confirming multiple rumors along the way. The image that features Obi-Wan on another planet proves that he will leave Tatooine for another mission, potentially to save Luke's sister, Princess Leia.
At the end of Revenge of the Sith, the galaxy appears to have lost hope due to the rise of Darth Vader and the Empire, and it seems that the same is true for the titular Jedi Master. The images show Obi-Wan in a dejected state, which is understandable because he lost his best friend, Anakin Skywalker, to the dark side.
The images also gave a tease of how Obi-Wan settles on the planet of Tatooine, with him trying to find a place where he can hide safely from Vader and his Inquisitors. Obi-Wan appears to be going all-out in terms of being under the radar, as evidenced by his fascination with Tatooine's primitive life.
Meanwhile, these images have confirmed Moses Ingram's Star Wars debut as Reva. Previous rumors indicate that the Inquisitors are "brutal" in the series, and these new stills tease that they are not to be messed with. It is unknown why Joel Edgerton's Uncle Owen will go face to face with Reva, but it's safe to assume that he will defend another Tatooine citizen from the Inquisitors.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.