5 big questions that the “Star Wars” series has to answer for fans

The launch of Obi-Wan Kenobi is fast approaching. In particular, the recently released trailer raised a number of questions that the series absolutely must answer.

Poster Obi Wan Kenobi

At the end of the month, it’s finally time, and one of the most popular “Star Wars” characters returns for his own series. We’re talking about Disney production, of course “Obi Wan Kenobi” With Ewan McGregor as the titular hero. On May 4, 2022, the official Star Wars Day, the second trailer was released, which not only provided some new insights, but also raised new questions.

With the launch of Obi-Wan Kenobi imminent, Disney has been reluctant to provide details about the new Star Wars series. that six sections The extensive story is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. As this period in the cinematic “Star Wars” cosmos has so far only been sparsely illuminated, fans are now asking themselves many questions that the series will hopefully answer.

How do Obi-Wan and Owen Lars’ relationship develop?

We first met Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker’s uncle, in A New Hope (then played by Phil Brown). As a fruit farmer based on Tatooine, he had few good words to say when a conversation revolved around Obi-Wan. In the prequel trilogy, young Owen was played Joel Edgerton embodies, now returning to the same role in Obi-Wan Kenobi. So the question arises as to how this the relationship between the two gentlemen will evolve over the course of the six sections.

In 19 BBY, after order 66, the fugitive Obi-Wan placed the newborn Luke in the care of Owen and his wife, Beru. In doing so, he had to promise Owen to stay away from his farm and especially Luke in the future. In the second trailer, however, we are told that Obi-Wan addresses Owen with the demand to be allowed to train the youngster. Luke’s foster father, however, resists this with one lightning-fast counterattackby having the Jedi Master on his Past with Anakin Skywalker attracts attention. We may therefore be curious as to how the series will illustrate this tense relationship. And speaking of illustrating: Do you already know the eleven best Easter eggs from the “Star Wars” movies? We present them to you in our video:

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How will Darth Vader be portrayed?

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” plays ten years after Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. This raises the question of how the Sith Lord is represented. Are we dealing with a Darth Vader who has not yet become familiar with some facets of the Force and has learned to control his exorbitant anger? Or will we see a tanned villain who sincerely swings his lightsaber, like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with total control over his power?

In addition, it is still unclear whether James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader returns. Became a cast in the iconic armor Hayden Christensen engaged, which already embodied Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy.

But the most interesting question is probably what Meeting between Obi-Wan and his former apprentice be. When and in what context do the two arch-enemies meet? Will the confrontation end in an epic duel? The series will tell us.

How well will the antagonists work?

Despite Darth Vader’s presence in Obi-Wan Kenobi, it is Inquisitors as antagonists action. “Star Wars” fans who sometimes pick up the controller, snatch a cartoon and / or have watched an animated series should already be familiar with the creepy characters.

For in the cartoon series “Darth Vader”, the video game “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order” and the series “Star Wars Rebels”, the inquisitors have already appeared in illustrated or animated form. This is the first time that the Jedi hunters are portrayed by actors in the series, which raises the question of how well the Inquisitors will do in a live-action production.

The Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) will hunt down the titular hero of Obi-Wan Kenobi. © Disney

What role does Kumail Nanjiani play?

Kumail Nanjiani, as you may know from the Marvel movie Eternals or the HBO series Silicon Valley, has been confirmed to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although no information about his character has yet been released, the second trailer revealed that his character a human being (or at least a human being) is. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he also revealed:

“I had that moment. I heard Ewan [McGregor] was super nice. And then we got to know each other a little, had fun and talked. Then there was a strange moment where I was talking to Ewan and then they were shouting ‘Action’ and he was talking to me and I said, ‘Oh, I’m talking to Obi-Wan right now. It’s not Ewan McGregor, it’s Obi-Wan Kenobi I’m talking to. ‘ My character was going to be a little intimidated by his presence, and I was a little intimidated myself. “

Kumail Nanjiani’s words suggest that his character possibly on the wrong side of the law is up to something, or at least up to something that might make the Jedi Master suspicious or even angry. It remains to be seen what role the 44-year-old actor will ultimately play in the event.

Will Obi-Wan’s past be the theme of Star Wars: The Clone Wars?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is an extraordinarily complex character who has been illuminated across media in several “Star Wars” stories. In the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, we learn a lot about the early years of the Jedi. For example, the series introduced us to his lover Satine Kryze (Anna Graves). But beyond the numerous background stories, the relationship between Anakin (Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan (James Arnold Taylor) was always in the foreground. For fans of the series, the question arises whether and to what extent aspects of the series will be addressed.

Obi-Wan appeared in 85 of the 133 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. © IMAGO / Allstar

The question of all questions, however, is: Will “Obi-Wan Kenobi” add some intriguing and coherent facets to the “Star Wars” cosmos or tarnish the status of the franchise with shame? We will find out the answer to that May 27, 2022, when Obi-Wan Kenobi launches at Disney + with two episodes. After that awaits you on a weekly basis a new episode every Wednesday.

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