Ewan McGregor after 17 years will return to play the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, in the Disney + series that will air in the spring. The actor spoke in a recent interview about his character, about what happened to him after the fall of the Galactic Republic at the hands of Emperor Palpatine.
Obi-Wan still feels the weight of a huge failure on him, he has not been able to save his padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, from the corruption of the dark side. McGregor said: "We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story quite broken, disheartened and defeated.
He gave up a little and seems to have lost his faith in the Force. He has changed a lot because of what happened at the end of the story. Episode III with Order 66. With the Jedi Order purged almost entirely, the Jedi who have been slaughtered and all the survivors who have gone into hiding.
After facing his personal failure, he feels the responsibility of allowing Anakin to to be tempted by the dark side. Perhaps his teachings weren't strong enough to protect Anakin from all of this. I think this obviously impacts him very heavily."
Plot and cast
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set 10 years after the dramatic events of the 2005 film Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Obi-Wan had to confront his Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side and turned evil Sith Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan defeated Anakin during on Mustafar and went into exile on Tatooine, while Darth Vader rose to power with the Galactic Empire and his new Master Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious. In the series, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold, Obi-Wan will find Darth Vader once again and certainly before their final battle in Star Wars: A New Hope, a film set 19 years later.
In Obi-Wan Kenobi Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. In the photos the new villain of the saga, the inquisitor Reva who goes on the trail of the hidden Jedi for the Empire, and played by Moses Ingram. The rest of the cast includes Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Kumail Nanjiani, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Maya Erskine, Benny Safdie and O’Shea Jackson Jr.