Obi-Wan Kenobi is the name on every Star Wars fan's mind right about now. After The Book of Boba Fett wrapped up, the Obi-Wan Disney+ series is next on the content calendar for Lucasfilm. The streaming project is set to be a reunion of sorts with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen both back to reprise their roles as Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker/Vader.
Despite not having a trailer yet, the Star Wars faithful sit in eager anticipation for the Kenobi series. Disney has announced that the title will debut on Disney+ on May 25, and a few plot specifics are floating around the internet as well.
Obi-Wan Kenobi looks like it will follow the Jedi master in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It is said that Luke and Leia will play into the series' plot and another familiar prequel-era face will supposedly be a part of that.
But protecting these two will not be the easiest, as Obi-Wan evades the likes of Darth Vader and his Jedi-hunting inquisitors. And fans have finally gotten a bit more info on at least one of those dastardly inquisitors whose name serves as a bit of a Star Wars call back.
Reva the Inquisitor
MakingStarWars revealed that Moses Ingram will be playing an inquisitor known as The Third Sister: Reva in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ miniseries.
The character's name is a tribute to Darth Revan who served as the main antagonist in the first two Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video games.
The website mentions that the character was once a young Jedi who will first be seen through an Order 66 flashback. Reva then breaks bad, becoming an inquisitor whose one true goal is "capturing and killing Obi-Wan Kenobi" herself.
MakingStarWars says that the crew of Obi-Wan only has"good things to say about Reva and Moses Ingram’s performance, describing the character as "brutal and intelligent". In one example, Reva cuts the hands off of prisoners on Tatooine who refuse to cooperate with an interrogation. This is something that stuns the Grand Inquisitor, showing him that The Third Sister is rather capable.
A Tribute or Something More to Come?
Seeing Reva's character name revealed and its inspiration does make one wonder, is this just a simple tribute or a tease of something more coming down the line? Darth Revan has been beloved by fans since the Knights of the Old Republic hit store shelves back in 2003, and many have wanted the character to make the jump into the proper Star Wars canon.
Now, if a tribute such as this had happened a couple of years ago, many wouldn't have batted an eye, but here in 2022 that is a different story. A KOTOR remake has been announced for PS5 with Revan front and center in its market so far, so could this mean Lucasfilm is starting the push for this character?
Perhaps fans see Revan in the upcoming remake, then he shows up becoming canon for the first time in something High Republic-related. It wouldn't be the first time a non-canon character made his (or her) way into the canon. That could mean that this inquisitor Reva could potentially be the descendant of the famed Sith lord.
But even if this Reva naming is just a simple callback for fans, it is cool to know the name of one of the Jedi hunters appearing in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Maybe this whole contingent of inquisitors could take their names from something Star Wars legends related. What if one were to call Mara after the famous Mara Jade. Or Jacen/Jana after the fictional Solo twins from some of the more famous Star Wars books of yore.
This could be a really cool way to incorporate, or at least pay tribute to, these characters Disney has no plans officially canonizing in the galaxy far, far away.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to debut on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.