Lucasfilm and Disney+ have formally launched the penultimate episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it has unveiled some attention-grabbing issues for the way forward for Star Wars. During the episode there had been flashbacks of Obi-Wan coaching Anakin Skywalker that had been set all the way through the time of the prequels. Now, Lucasfilm has formally launched a brand spanking new featurette that displays Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reflecting on their time within the prequels.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the primary time Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their iconic Star Wars roles since Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. McGregor’s titular Jedi will tackle Christensen’s Darth Vader for what is technically the primary time, and in a up to date interview with Total Film it kind of feels that the superstar concept the come upon was once terrifying.
“I’ve by no means met Darth Vader,” McGregor advised the mag, which options the superstar as Kenobi on its newest quilt. “I had rehearsed the scene with Vader, however no longer with the helmet on or anything else like that. When we got here to do the scene, after they shouted ‘motion’, he needed to come from in the back of me. I grew to become round, and fucking Darth Vader was once coming at me. It was once like I used to be six once more. I’d by no means acted into Vader’s helmet. I’d by no means appeared him within the eye.”
“It scared the shit out of me,” the Obi-Wan Kenobi actor added. “I’m no longer joking. It gave me a correct jolt of absolute worry. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, that is not performing. That’s actual. I’m truly, really worried at this time.’ And the similar factor would occur with the Stormtroopers. I’d labored with Clone soldiers ahead of, however such a lot of of them had been CGI. I by no means labored with Stormtroopers, and, once more, I used to be like seven years previous once more. Because if you end up in truth confronted with a Stormtrooper, with a blaster, it is like: ‘Fucking hell.’ It’s like precise early life recollections of being scared. That’s how deeply it is in us. I’ve acted for 30 years, and I’ve by no means been in reality worried when I’m performing worried… But I had moments in this that had been in reality slightly frightening. It’s so humorous.”
Lucasfilm and the streaming carrier describe the sequence as follows: “During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a the most important project. Kenobi will have to confront allies grew to become enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.”
The sequence stars Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Sung Kang, Moses Ingram, Indira Varama, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rupert Friend, Simone Kessell and Benny Sadfie. The first 4 episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are streaming solely on Disney+.
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