Obi-Wan Kenobi has been a central figure in the Skywalker Saga. The character was first portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness during Star Wars: A New Hope, but the Jedi Master died during the movie at Darth Vader's hands. Obi-Wan later returned during the prequel trilogy, with the character being played by Ewan McGregor through three movies. Aside from those projects, Obi-Wan was also featured in multiple Star Wars animated series, namely Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
McGregor is set to return to the small screen as the Jedi Master in his own Disney+ series, with it exploring what happened a decade after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The exact plot details are still being kept under wraps, but it has been confirmed that Obi-Wan is set to be featured in a rematch with his former friend/padawan Anakin Skywalker, who is now Darth Vader.
Now, ahead of the show's release, Disney+ has revealed a special way to celebrate the character's legacy.
Disney+ Highlights Obi-Wan Kenobi
In celebration of Star Wars Day, Disney+ officially revealed a special collection dedicated to Obi-Wan Kenobi entitled "Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Collection" to prepare viewers for the debut of the upcoming series this month.
The collection includes Skywalker Saga projects that featured the Jedi Master, starting from the prequel trilogy, the animated shows, all the way to Star Wars: A New Hope:
A special key art also serves as the collection's background, showcasing the character's growth from Ewan McGregor's incredible portrayal to Sir Alec Guinness' impressive debut:
Another Chapter of Obi-Wan Kenobi's Journey
This latest collection of Obi-Wan Kenobi's stories throughout the Skywalker Saga is a fitting celebration for the character ahead of his highly-anticipated return. It also gives casual fans enough time to prepare for the upcoming Disney+ series.
Marketing for Obi-Wan Kenobi has been ramping up in the past weeks, with Lucasfilm recently unveiling its full trailer ahead of its release. This collection is part of the show's promotional push, and this is the studio's way of reminding viewers of what essential projects are needed in order to understand its upcoming storyline.
In many ways, completing the entire collection should also present a unique kind of experience when watching Obi-Wan Kenobi, because there is a different level of understanding when it comes to the character's complex journey.
All in all, showcasing a collection of Obi-Wan's Star Wars journey also gives fans an opportunity to relive the Jedi Master's impact on the whole saga.
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are set to premiere on May 27.