A Bleak Reunion Looms in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer

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Happy Star Wars Day! The Force is with us in the shape of a new trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi—one that has only a little more to show us than the first teaser did. What it does have is our first look at a familiar suit. It’s been a while, Ani.

But Darth Vader’s dress-up sequence aside, the intriguing thing here is the Jedi-on-the-run aspect. It seems that the Inquisitors want Obi-Wan. Their methods haven’t been working, but Reva (Moses Ingram) has a better idea: “I want every lowlife and bounty hunter to squeeze him.” I don’t read aurebesh, but I know a “wanted” poster when I see one, and Obi-Wan’s face is out there for all the lowlifes to see.

A lot of the shots in this trailer are ones we’ve seen before—Little Luke playing, assorted images of Inquisitors in a city and a town, a lot of meaningful stalking about—but to really bring home the master and former apprentice vibes, we get a scene in which Uncle Owen dismisses Obi-Wan’s insistence that Luke must be trained. “Like you trained his father?” Ouch.

A new poster also puts Vader right where he used to be: close to Obi-Wan’s heart.

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It’s hard to say for sure whether in that last shot, Obi-Wan is also hearing the ominous sound of Vader’s breathing, but it sure looks like it. Watching horror creep onto Ewan McGregor’s face is crushing. Is this show going to break our hearts? It’s entirely possible.

Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres May 27th on Disney+.

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