The new trailer for the Disney + series winks at the adventures of Respawn Entertainment.
Without a doubt, the Kenobi series, starring Ewan McGregoris one of the most anticipated Star Wars products by the fans. And it is not for less, because this new miniseries not only recovers the master (and general) Obi-Wan Kenobi, it also brings us the promise of one of the most anticipated duels by fans: a new duel between Kenobi and his former apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, this time under the sinister identity of Darth Vader. The premiere of the first trailer has created great expectations, also for fans of video games. And it is that the most attentive fans will have detected some direct references to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Will we see Cal Kestis in the Kenobi series?Let’s review the most striking details that this first preview gives us a glimpse of the Kenobi series, and its resemblance to the Respawn Entertainment game. We warn you that we mention some details that can be considered SPOILER for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
The first and most important element is the parallelism between the characters of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cal Kestis. Both characters are forced to live in anonymity, hidden and trying to go unnoticed at this time within the Star Wars chronology in which these two stories are framed. Both stories unfold. between the events of Episode III and IV of the saga cinematic.
Recall that in Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, the evil galactic empire establishes itself in the galaxy after a treacherous coup against the Galactic Republic. With the coming to power of the Empire begins a purge of the jedi knightsguardians of peace and justice of the Republic, under the command of Darth Vader.
At this point both characters are forced to flee and try to go unnoticed. Kenobi witnesses firsthand the events that trigger such a terrible situation after confront his former disciple and friend Anakin Skywalker, who will end up becoming Dath Vader. In parallel, the beginning of the Jedi purge will make the protagonist of the game lose your teacher and unable to finish his training as a Jedi Knight in the traditional manner.
Although there is an age difference, Kenobi was already a Jedi Master council member, and experienced general during the Clone Wars, and Kestis just a padawan when you begin your retreat (so Similar to Kanan Jarrus, protagonist of the animated series Star Wars Rebels). At the moment we know that until his return in Episode IV, Kenobi remained most of the time hidden on the planet Tatooine, ensuring the safety of a young Luke Skywalker, although in this first trailer we also see him visit the planet Daiyu. For his part, after the murder of his teacher, young Kestis spends several years hidden on the planet Bracca.
Both conceal their identity as Force users and do humble jobs going unnoticed among the rest of the workers. In the advance of the series we see Kenobi working cutting some mysterious blocks and sharing a transport with other workers, while the beginning of Fallen Order introduces us to Kestis working on the scrapping of retired Clone Wars ships and traveling on a train together. to their peers.
Another important connection between the two stories is the presence of the inquisitors. It is about a group of Force users who form an elite team dedicated to the persecution and execution of the few Jedi Knights that are scattered throughout the galaxy after the end of the Civil War. This group is made up of deadly “brothers” and “sisters” trained by Darth Vader himself and led by a sinister character, the Grand Inquisitor, played in the Kenobi series by Rupert Friend, who incidentally also starred in Hitman: Agent 47.
Their stories take place between Episode III and IV of the movies.The history of these characters has been growing little by little in the new Star Wars Expanded Universe, both in animated series such as Star Wars Rebels, as well as in comics, and, of course, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. In the game several of these characters, specifically the Second and Ninth sisterThey serve as antagonists to the protagonists. The consecration of this wicked brotherhood comes in this version in real action for Kenobi, although we still do not know if we will see any of the two Fallen Order inquisitors in the Disney + series.
Apparently, both in the series starring Obi-Wan and in the adventures of Cal Kestis, the trigger for the action will be the threat of the inquisitors. In the trailer for the series we hear the Grand Inquisitor explain that the way to hunt down a Jedi is to wait for them to do a kind gesture that gives them away. This trailer seems to suggest that Kenobi will be forced to intervene to save some innocent citizen from the hands of the inquisitors, in the same way that Cal gives himself away to the Second Sister while trying to stop him from executing his friend Prauf.
From the hand of the inquisitors it seems that during the viewing of the series we will visit their base of operations, apparently, the same one we go through in the final bars of Jedi Fallen Order hidden in the black oceans of the moon Nur. In that final episode of the game, Cal will have to face Vader himself, just as Kenobi will meet his former apprentice again in the series in what promises to be the most anticipated rematch by Star Wars fans.
This brief summary of the similarities between Kenobi and Star War Jedi: Fallen Order also serves to highlight a curious difference. And it is that while Kenobi decides to sacrifice his identity and his life to remain on Tatooine protecting Luke, the young Cal Kestis and his fellow adventurers from the Fallen Order seem called to search for other surviving jedi that remain hidden.
Will Kestis be the leader of a resistance of Jedi Knights that cannot be Kenobi? It looks like that story will be expanded upon in the game’s future sequel, which doesn’t yet have a release date, but could as well. certain narrative similarities with other Star Wars productions like Rebels or the future Ashoka series. That said, will we see any direct references to Jedi: Fallen Order in the Kenobi series, such as the appearance of Cal Kestis himself, played by Cameron Monagahan? We will leave doubts from May 25, 2022 on Disney Plus.
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