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Darth Vader Returns in a First Look at ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly revealed some first look photos for the highly-anticipated Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi and just hours later we received the first trailer from the studio. While the trailer did highlight some villains, including the Grand Inquisitor, we did not get a glimpse at Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader. Well, that has changed.

EW released a brand new first look at the iconic villain for the upcoming series and he looks menacing as ever.

“We’re going to see a very powerful Vader,” promises Hayden Christensen

Read: SEE IT: The First Official Trailer For ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Is Here

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.

The limited series will launch on the streaming service on May 25, 2022.