See Exclusive First Look Photos of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Entertainment Weekly has the full scoop on Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, including the exclusive first episodic images — showing not only the return of McGregor as Kenobi, but also Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen. 

Fans also get a first look at the franchise’s fearsome new villain in the form of a relentless Inquisitor named Reva (played by The Queen Gambit’s Moses Ingram).

EW’s final print cover before going all digital features Ewan McGregor as a Jedi from Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. This issue marks Entertainment Weekly’s 41st Star Wars cover when counting all split-run covers over the past 32 years, six of which have featured McGregor.

What kind of Obi-Wan Kenobi will we meet in Obi-Wan Kenobi? Says star Ewan McGregor: “We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story rather broken, and faithless, and beaten, somewhat given up.”

As the force-sensitive Inquisitor Reva, Moses Ingram will prove a formidable new foe as she seeks out Jedi-in-hiding for the Empire. Director Deborah Chow and writer Joby Harold describe the character as ruthlessly ambitious.

McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Master Jedi and a master of decluttering, as evidenced by his sparse dwelling on Tatooine, where he has set up shop to watch over a young Luke Skywalker.

“They share a common dark-side goal,” Ingram says about the villainous trio of Reva, the Grand Inquisitor, and Darth Vader. “They’re on the same team.” As for what stands out most to Ingram about her big bad: “It’s all heart.”

We all know how Obi-Wan feels about flying. This Jedi prefers to travel by more primitive means (like this eopie) whenever possible.

Joel Edgerton is back as Uncle Owen… and we don’t necessarily like his odds in a face-off with Reva. (But as a wise smuggler once noted, never tell me the odds.) “Thank you, George, for casting Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen,” laughs director Deborah Chow. “That’s all I can say.”

McGregor is all cloaked up again as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and he’s got places to go… like the new planet of Daiyu, which “sort of has a Hong Kong feel to it,” says writer Joby Harold. “It’s got a graffiti-ridden nightlife, and is kind of edgy. It’s just got a different lane and a different feeling.”

Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly: LINK

Published by Larry Fire

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