The new cover of a magazine features Obi Wan Kenobi ready for a lightsaber duel.
Posted on Twitter since Total movie magazine, the first image features a close-up of Kenobi’s lightsaber, glowing blue from the opening and shrouded in mist. In the second image, Kenobi stands in a cape with his hood on and gives an intense stare. His hand is next to his lightsaber strapped to his waist as if ready to use it.
The magazine’s cover includes exclusives with McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, and show director Deborah Chow, and there appears to be an emphasis on her lightsaber. Beneath the main “Obi-Wan Kenobi” text reads “McGregor wrestling with his lightsaber” and teases a rematch with Darth Vader.
One of the most anticipated moments is the wait to see McGregor and Christensen reunite after so long. This time, Christensen will be Darth Vader and Kenobi will have to face his former Padawan becoming the most dangerous threat to the galaxy.
Christensen recently revealed that he watched the animated stories Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, which gives Anakin Skywalker a lot more context than the movies. It’s also important because the relationship between his Padawan Ahsoka Tano is an important part of the story in clone warsand Christensen will also appear in Ahsoka with Rosario Dawson.
The series will follow Kenobi as he faces the collapse of everything he believed in. Obi-Wan Kenobi will apparently open with a traumatic moment. He’s been living with the weight of that defeat for a decade, and he’s lost. The trailers have done a good job of showing him as a wandering hermit, watching over a young Luke Skywalker, but his journey will also take him off-planet.
The first two episodes of Obi Wan Kenobi will be released on Disney Plus on May 27.