in Star Wars: Phantom MenaceFans around the world have learned the origins of Anakin Skywalker, the boy who would grow up to be Darth Vader. Qui-Gon Jinn brought Liam Neeson Anakin out of slavery and insisted on becoming a Jedi, despite what was advised by the rest of the Jedi Council. This, as we know, turned out to be the decision of the fate of the entire galaxy. Having said that, fans have always wondered what would have happened if Qui-Gon’s plan had gone as he intended.
Qui-Gon took Anakin away from Tatooine and planned to be his master, training him in the ways of strength. Unfortunately, Qui-Gon is killed by Darth Maul, and the task of training Anakin falls to young Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has just become a Jedi Knight himself. We know how the rest of the story will go.
Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin in two of the previous three Star Wars films, is stepping into the role of future Darth Vader. Obi Wan TV series meets Ewan McGregor on screen. At Star Wars Celebration the day before Obi-Wan KenobiAt the Disney+ premiere, ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis met Christensen and asked him how he thought Anakin’s life would have gone if Qui-Gon had been around.
“I think endoscopy is a really fun thing to do,” Christensen said. “And that’s part of what I really love about this character, these concepts can go through your head. I think the idea that he needed a strong fatherly character in his life that he didn’t have holds a lot of truth. There is a lot of ‘what ifs’.”
McGregor and Christensen join them Obi-Wan Kenobi Written by Camille Nanjiani, Robert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Maya Erskine, Song Kang, Benny Safdie, Simon Kessel, Bonnie Bessé, Musa Ingram and Indira Varma. With the exception of Obi-Wan and Vader, all roles are new and are kept under wraps.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Happens in the years between Revenge of the Sith And New hope. After the Empire’s rise, Obi-Wan hid in Tatooine, watching Anakin’s son, Luke Skywalker, from afar. After Padme’s death, and Anakin’s turn to the dark side, newborn twins Luke and Leia are separated. Luke is sent to live with his aunt and uncle, under the watchful eye of Obi-Wan, while Leah is adopted by Senator Bale Organa.
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi It arrives at Disney+ on May 27th.