The time has come, fans: Obi Wan Kenobi is almost there! And with that came an influx of new promotional material for the show that should make all of our hearts soar. Seeing images of Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor together makes my teenage heart feel full again.
But the show has also started doing some amazing promotional work to get fans excited about the new series heading to Disney+, one of those things being the ability to get your own “lightsaber” and have weekly reminders of the broadcast of the show.
The official Twitter account of Obi Wan Kenobi shared the tweet today, telling fans to give the tweet a heart to “unlock an exclusive #lightsaber & receive weekly episode reminders.” Right now, the series is labeled as a limited series, which means we probably shouldn’t expect a surprise second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but all that promo that preceded me made me excited to finally see Ewan McGregor back as Old Ben Kenobi.
But it also ushered in a sea of fun content for Obi-Wan fans!
The crew is back together
Nothing excites me more than seeing Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor together. The two enjoyed dinner during their press tour, and it’s clear fans are thrilled to be back together after all these years.
And it’s just weird to be back in the thick of it with both of them. It’s been so long since we’ve seen Christensen and McGregor promote something together that it feels good to know they’re back in the world of star wars.
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What’s cool about this press tour is that we’re given a new look at Obi-Wan and Anakin’s relationship, but we’re also not really sure what the show has in store for us. We have little things like Christensen talking about their fighting styles, the the director teases a “dark time to be a Jedi”, or both put on their costumes to give us a glimpse of the show.
The same promos of the prequels
One thing that really got me excited is the fact that Ewan McGregor did another promo shot like he did for the prequels, which means he’s standing in front of a white background and holding his lightsaber in his Jedi robe.
It’s so simple and yet it brought me such joy to see a new photo of Ewan McGregor with his lightsaber in his hand. I thought it was a weird thing I remembered but then online love reminded me how much we love this character and his portrayal by McGregor. Something as simple as him standing in a pose for a promotional photo can mean so much to us because we lack this. I’ve spent years waiting for Obi-Wan to return with McGregor in tow, and I feel like I’m living in a dream world during this press tour.
Obi Wan Kenobi is on Disney+ starting May 27. If you’re like me, you’ll be at Star Wars Celebration staying up late to watch it because gowhat a way to start the series!
(featured image: Lucasfilm)
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