Begun, the prequel revival has. Set to release on May 25, 2022, Lucasfilm's Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series isn't about Mandalorians or the post-Return of the Jedi galaxy, but rather a return to the stars of George Lucas' prequel trilogy starring Ewan McGregor's Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker.
In recent years, many Star Wars fans have gained a new appreciation for the prequels, as evidenced by Chapter 5 of The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+, which paid tribute to a Naboo Starfighter and The Phantom Menace's signature pod race.
In addition to McGregor and Christensen's reunion, as well as their hyped "rematch of the century," the upcoming show for Disney+ is also set to tie in elements from Star Wars Rebels through the presence of the Jedi-hunting Inquisitors.
However, a new leak has revealed that who audiences assumed these Dark Side assassins are after isn't entirely correct, and Obi-Wan isn't as much of a hermit as fans first believed.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Plot Leak Reveals Jedi Order Plans
According to MakingStarWars.net, there's yet another Jedi in Obi-Wan Kenobi who survived the events of Revenge of the Sith; and according to this leak, he's on a mission of his own to find Kenobi and rebuild the Jedi Order.
Having been inspired by Obi-Wan's message to the Jedi who survived Order 66, a young Jedi named Nari finally locates the Jedi Master on Tatooine. However, since the Inquisitors are in pursuit of Nari, his arrival on Tatooine only draws attention to Kenobi and endangers Luke Skywalker.
This report also claims that Rupert Friend's Grand Inquisitor, the Fifth Brother, and Reva, the Third Sister, arrive on Tatooine, where Reva senses Obi-Wan. The Grand Inquisitor dismisses her claim on account that he cannot, leading her to take out her frustration on the citizens of Tatooine who fail to provide them with information.
According to previous reports, Moses Ingram is likely playing Reva or the Third Sister; and while Star Wars fans have seen the Grand Inquisitor and Fifth Brother in animation before, Ingram's Reva is a character that audiences haven't seen before.
Lastly, due to the threat of the Inquisitors, Joel Edgerton's Owen Lars believes Kenobi will only lead them to Luke and tries to get his nephew back to the farm to keep him safe.
Obi-Wan Kenobi's New Jedi Apprentice?
Due to the casting of Inquisitors, many Star Wars fans assumed the Jedi hunters would, naturally, be hunting Obi-Wan; but if Nari actually leads them to discover Kenobi, this could be why Darth Vader gets involved.
Also, Uncle Owen's fears about the danger Kenobi and the Jedi pose to his nephew are likely to be the cause of Owen's comments and poor opinion of Kenobi in A New Hope.
Now, Nari is both interesting and surprising, as he's yet another surviving Jedi, similar to that of Jedi: Fallen Order's Cal Kestis and Kanan Jarrus from Star Wars Rebels. In fact, Obi-Wan's message that inspires Nari is the same hologram message Kanan had in his Holocron in Rebels. Who knows? Maybe Inquisitors won't be the only Rebels reference fans get in this upcoming series?
Still, while another young Jedi on the run is something Star Wars fans have seen quite a bit of in recent years, the character of Nari is likely to force Obi-Wan to deal with his past losses. Since it sounds like Nari is looking for mentorship, Obi-Wan may feel hesitant or inadequate given what happened to Anakin and how his presence is now putting Luke at risk.
Also, due to Nari's ambitions to rebuild the Jedi Order, Obi-Wan may be forced to question and confront his own blind spots in regard to the Jedi teachings, as well as that of the Jedi Council, which led to Anakin's fall and the rise of the Empire.
If this leak proves to be true, Obi-Wan will have plenty to deal with ahead of his reported mission to rescue the young Princess Leia.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.