Star Wars just released a brand new promotional banner for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Star Wars fans on Twitter discovered the swap and are trying to piece it together. In the promotional banner, it shows Darth Vader fighting the Jedi hero, and fans have been anticipating the prospect of another meeting between the two characters for a long time.
The day for their meeting may be fast approaching, but it is still not yet here. Both Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor are back in the franchise as the entire fandom gets what they’ve been asking for almost a decade. However, this isn’t just like Clone Wars again or the prequel trilogy. The writer of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Joby Harrold was interviewed recently by Entertainment Weekly about how things have shifted after Palpatine became the emperor.
"It takes place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, in a time of darkness in the galaxy," Harrold explained. "The Empire is in the ascendancy. And all the horrors that come with the Empire are being made manifest throughout the galaxy. And the Jedi Order as we know them are being all but wiped out. So everything that was in the prequels has crumbled."
Order 66 wiped out most of the remaining Jedi. But, Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to survive and is left to pick up the pieces after that defeat in Revenge of the Sith.
"Those surviving Jedi, those that do survive, are on the run and they're in hiding. And Vader and his Inquisitors are chasing them to the end of the galaxy," Harrold added, "Within that hopeless fatalistic world, we find possibly the most famous of all our surviving Jedi in hiding struggling with that faith that defines the Jedi, and wanting to hold onto it and hoping to regain that faith within that sort of hopeless world."
You can check out the teaser trailer below:
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will be debuting its first two episodes on May 27, 2022 on Disney+.