‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ episodes one and two reunite Star Wars fans with a beloved character they’ll no longer recognize


The latest Star Wars television series to grace Disney Plus (opens in new tab) bridges the gap between the prequel and original trilogy. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” boasts the return of Ewan McGregor as the titular Jedi Master and former apprentice Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader – although it’s still not confirmed whether James Earl Jones’ will reprise his iconic vocal role. 

If that isn’t enough to set lightsabers-a-waggling, “The Mandalorian’s” Deborah Chow (responsible for the excellent Chapters 3 and 7) returns to the director’s chair. But how can Ben Kenobi’s babysitting days on Tatooine measure up to the best Star Wars TV shows? And how is he dealing with his pivotal role in bringing about the near total annihilation of the Jedi Order? Well, there’s good news for you and bad news for ol’ Ben…



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