First look at Ewan McGregor in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at Ewan McGregor back in costume for the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series.

Now confirmed to debut on May 25, the live-action Disney+ show sees McGregor return to the role he first played back in 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He’ll star alongside Hayden Christensen, who’s reprising the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader for the six-episode series.

The latest cover of Entertainment Weekly features our first glimpse of McGregor back in action as the Jedi Master, wielding his iconic blue lightsaber in front of the twin suns of Tatooine. It’s our first and only look at the series beyond an early poster, and suggests that the marketing campaign is about to kick into full gear.

Ewan McGregor Obi Wan Kenobi Entertainment Weekly

That means a first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi is probably right around the corner, especially given we’re less than three months away from the series’ debut on Disney’s streaming service. McGregor and Christensen headline a cast that also includes Joel Edgerton, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

The only LEGO Star Wars set rumoured to be based on the series so far is 40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, a BrickHeadz two-pack that’s said to be arriving in May. We’re still waiting on confirmation on that one from the LEGO Group, however.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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