New Obi-Wan Kenobi Photos Show Off Fresh Costume, Grand Inquisitor & More

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
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For the first time since 2006, live-action Star Wars is revisiting that more civilized age: the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi not only stars Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan but also Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. And, even though the series is set ten years after Revenge of the Sith, for Star Wars fans, the nostalgia is strong with this one.

While their post-Mustafar reunion is sure to be a rematch for the ages, Vader isn't Obi-Wan's only adversary in his stand-alone show. The Jedi-hunting Inquisitors, who were first seen in Star Wars Rebels, are hot on the trail, including the Grand Inquisitor - a former Jedi Temple Guard played by Rupert Friend.

Following the series' debut trailer and the news that Obi-Wan Kenobi would be releasing its first two episodes on May 27, Star Wars fans have seen or heard little about the upcoming show. That is, until now. 

New Obi-Wan Kenobi Stills Have Been Revealed

Hello, there! Ahead of its long-awaited May 27 debut on Disney+, GamesRadar has released new stills from Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor.

The first image offers a look at Kenobi on the new Hong Kong-inspired metropolitan planet of Daiyu which was shown in earlier stills and in the series' first trailer

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The second is of Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan, who appears to be on Tatooine. However, the Jedi Master isn't wearing his traditional Jedi garb, but rather sports new, blue apparel. 

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While this isn't the first still that Lucasfilm has released of Rupert Friend's Grand Inquisitor, this new image offers a better look at the Jedi hunter and his double-bladed, spinning lightsaber. 

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Begun, Obi-Wan Kenobi's Marketing Has

While Star Wars fans are eager for marketing of any form ahead of the show's release, the only new reveal from this batch of photos is that Kenobi has acquired some new threads in the years following Revenge of the Sith

This is likely due to the Jedi Master having to hide his identity on Tatooine as he watches over a young Luke Skywalker. However, since the trailer and other promotional imagery have shown him in more traditional Jedi apparel, it's unlikely that he will stay incognito for long. 

As for the other photos, they only offer new views of a character and planet that have already been revealed, meaning that there's little else Lucasfilm is ready to unveil just yet.

However, since May 4th or Star Wars Day is only days away, and considering Star Wars has already confirmed a Vader and Kenobi rematch, a small tease of this duel seems like a safe bet for that important date. 

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are set to debut on Disney+ on May 27. 

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.