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Obi-Wan Kenobi: New Clip Sees Uncle Owen Confront the Former Jedi Master

Joel Edgerton’s Owen Lars has quite a heated exchange with Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) — who now goes by the name of Ben Kenobi — in a recently released official clip from Disney+’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The clip is 3o seconds long, shared to the Obi-Wan Kenobi’s official Twitter account, seeing Owen confronting “Ben” while the two are at a settlement on Tatooine.

What Happens In The New Obi-Wan Kenobi Clip?

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New Obi-Wan Kenobi clip poster

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Owen get into an argument about Grant Feely’s Luke Skywalker and his future, alongside a discussion around Owen’s young nephew and the son of Obi-Wan’s ex-Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader.

“There’s more to life than your farm, Owen. He needs to see that. There’s a whole galaxy out there,” Obi-Wan says. “I’m asking you to leave us alone, Ben. I mean it,” Owen sternly replies. Obi-Wan asserts that when the time comes, Luke “must be trained” in the ways of the Jedi. Owen fires back, “Like you trained his father?” (a line that has become a meme since it first came into existence in the series’ official teaser).

Here’s the official tweet:

This distrust that Owen has of Ben dates back to the original Star Wars movie (1977), where Owen declares Ben as a “crazy old man,” thereby ordering Luke to just stay away from him. Nonetheless, Luke ultimately talks with Ben, when the latter reveals his actual name to be Obi-Wan Kenobi, while also discussing his time when he fought alongside Luke’s father during the events of the Clone Wars.

Obviously, Obi-Wan never discloses that Anakin Skywalker, who is Luke’s father, and the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader are the same. Instead, he goes on to claim that Vader “murdered and betrayed” Anakin. Whether Owen knows the truth or not, this story doesn’t paint Obi-Wan in a good light, noticing how he was the one charged with keeping Anakin safe and also training him. This is why the presence of Obi-Wan makes Owen fear for the safety of Luke.

Ewan McGregor On Returning As Obi-Wan Kenobi

Owen McGregor As Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ewan McGregor As Obi-Wan Kenobi

Earlier, Ewan McGregor talked about a return as Obi-Wan Kenobi and a return to the beloved ‘Star Wars’ franchise. When asked about his upcoming series and his big comeback in the series alongside everything that excites him the most about the plot, he shared, “Well, it was a very long, slow process of coming back to playing him.” His openness to returning as the character prompted Disney to ask him if he ‘meant it’. “I said I would love to play him again. I think there’s got to be a good story between Episode III and Episode IV and that’s what we definitely found, you know, after a lengthy process of exploring some different storylines. I think we’ve ended up with a brilliant story and one that will satisfy the fans sitting between those two episodes.”

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Anakin Skywalker vs Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan returned to play the character after 17 long years, explaining, “I think because of what happens at the end of ‘Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’. At the end of the third episode, you know, the Jedi order is all but destroyed and those who aren’t killed have gone into hiding and they can’t communicate with one another. So, for 10 years, Obi-Wan has been in hiding. He can’t communicate with any of his old comrades and he’s living a pretty solitary life. He’s unable to use the Force. So, in a way, he’s lost his faith.”

When the actor was asked what intrigued him about this new version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he said, “It was interesting to take a character that we know and love from Alec Guinness’ creation of the character in the seventies of this wise, sage-like, spiritual man and take him to this more sort of broken place.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres its first two episodes on Disney+ on May 27.

 

Source: Twitter

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