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What to Watch Before ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on Disney Plus

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  • The first two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” hit Disney Plus ($8/month) on May 27.
  • The iconic Jedi has played a big role in many “Star Wars” movies and series.
  • You can catch up on all of the character’s major film and TV appearances on Disney Plus.  

Obi-Wan Kenobi” is the latest “Star Wars” series on Disney Plus. The new show focuses on the Jedi Master 10 years after the events of “Star Wars Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” and nine years before Kenobi’s first big-screen appearance in “Star Wars Episode IV — A New Hope.”

Ewan McGregor returns to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the first time in 17 years. When the show picks up, Kenobi is still dealing with the guilt of losing his Jedi Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, to the dark side. The show’s creator Joby Harold explained that the script aims to fill in pieces of the timeline to explain how Obi-Wan goes from fiery and passionate in the prequels (as played by McGregor) to the wise Jedi Master played by Sir Alec Guinness in “A New Hope.”

Check out the trailer for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

In addition to shots of Obi-Wan on Tatooine watching over a young Luke Skywalker, the trailer also shows Kenobi on a new adventure while the Empire attempts to track him down. The end of the trailer teases the return of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, who is played once again by Hayden Christensen. Christensen first played Anakin in “Star Wars Episode II — Attack of the Clones.”

If you’re looking to catch up on Obi-Wan’s on-screen history before


the new show, there are several films and series you should watch. Below, we rounded up six “Star Wars” movies and shows that are essential viewing before you start “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” All of our picks are available on Disney Plus, which costs $8 a month.

6 ‘Star Wars’ movies and shows to watch before ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

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