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“This is a dark time for him,” Deborah Chow said in a virtual interview. We’re not used to seeing this character like this, so it was a good start for the show. »
In fact, the Obi-Wan Kenobi we saw in the pre-2000s was funny, mischievous, and generally optimistic in the face of danger. At a press conference, Ewan McGregor, who has returned to the role on the series, was mentioned as the inspiration for “The Spark in the Eyes” of Alec Guinness, whose role was born in the first Star Wars, in 1977.
But after the eventsEpisode Three – Revenge of the Sith, the spark flicker. The trilogy ends with a duel between Obi-Wan and his former student Anakin Skywalker, leaving the latter torn and disfigured. He will be reborn in Darth Vader’s armor and bring a reign of terror to the empire to the entire galaxy.
Between the time Anakin was left dead and his first artificial breath, Obi-Wan was able to witness the tragic birth of his ex-boyfriend’s twins. He inherited the mission of protecting the boy by going into exile on the planet Tatooine. Obi-Wan Kenobi It takes place nearly 10 years after this series of terrifying moments and just under 10 years before Princess Leia was called in for help.
“While developing the script, we wanted to show how Obi-Wan distanced himself from the pain and horror of Sith revenge, He shouts “I was my brother Anakin” to the calm and inner peace of Alec Guinness New hope Deborah Chow reveals.
Obviously, something happened in those 20 years to get to this point when we felt like we had a story to tell.
Deborah Chow, Director
The Canadian director was also motivated by the possibility of having a story led by a single character. The dialect is different, but the idea is the same joker or at LoganBecause we take a character from a wide world and take the time to tell his story in depth. Moreover, she feels that “Obi-Wan is a particularly interesting character, because he is legendary and loved by many people, but deep down, we know very little about him”.
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When it was released in 1999, Episode One – The Ghost Threat It was demolished by critics, and above all disappointed many Star Wars fans who had been waiting for a new movie set in the distant galaxy for over 15 years. The next two chapters weren’t really convincing either.
However, as Ewan McGregor explained at a press conference, many children grew up watching these films. “I will never forget the first time I saw it New hope He remembers the Scottish actor, and the love I had in early Star Wars when I was younger. Later, when the pre-episode kids grew up and started telling me they loved these movies, it helped me a lot. It really helped me and that’s definitely one of the reasons we’re here today. »
Deborah Chow also realized how popular pre-shows were, especially since the start of the show’s promotional cycle.
“An entire generation has grown up with these films and feels the love they have for them. The director who has clearly seen it prequel Many times, Ewan McGregor’s performance is considered one of the best aspects of this trilogy. “He is a warm character. Ewan gives her great humanity, thanks to his sense of humor,” assures the person who filmed two episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian.
Obi-Wan, Luke, Vader – Hayden Christensen also reprises his role – are all well known, but the detectives, seen in the trailer, are a little less. Their leader, The Grand Inquisitor, was created in 2013 for the animated series clone warsthen was the main antagonist in the first season of the rebels. Played by Robert FriendLittle Victoria) in Obi-Wan Kenobi. He and the other members of his team master the force and hunt down the last Jedi on behalf of Darth Vader.
“I was very happy to adapt these characters into live action, and in particular the character of Reva, played by Moses Ingram. She’s a young woman who works on the dark side of The Force which is interesting given that there are quite a few women on the dark side, especially in Live events,” says Deborah Chow.
Moses Ingram admitted at a press conference that “it’s really fun being mean.” The actress we saw in the series Queen’s gambit She was also pleased with her ability to fit the character, right down to her hairstyle, in order to “allow children who like to dress up to have characters that look like them.”
The first two episodes will air on Disney+ on Friday, May 27, and the next two, one per week, will air on Wednesdays, until June 22.
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