But what was Master Kenobi up to after we noticed him finally? Does one want to watch several animated collections to know what is going on? And what breadcrumbs has Disney dropped concerning the plot of “Obi-Wan Kenobi”?

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is sandwiched between the prequels and the unique trilogy. Disney+ says that the collection takes place about 10 years after “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” in which noticed Obi-Wan go into hiding.

This means Luke and Leia are around 10 years outdated at this level within the “Star Wars” timeline, and Anakin is only a decade into being Darth Vader. Obi-Wan is protecting tabs on Luke from afar, properly on his method to changing into “Old Ben.” (Though, to be honest to McGregor, his Obi-Wan is extra of a “Middle-Aged and Aging Gracefully Ben.”)

Obi-Wan let his beard grow out since we saw him last? So uncivilized. Kidding!

Uh, I forgot — what occurred within the motion pictures earlier than this present?

Don’t have time to spend six-plus hours watching the prequels? Here’s a crash course on what Obi-Wan was up to in “Episodes I-III.”

“Episode I”: Obi-Wan, then Padawan to Qui-Gon Jin, meets a younger, sprightly Anakin Skywalker on Tatooine, where “Ani” and his mom are enslaved. Qui-Gon, sure that Anakin is the “chosen one” primarily based on his midi-chlorian rely (do not ask) on, is killed by Darth Maul, however duties Obi-Wan with coaching younger Anakin.

“Episode II”: Obi-Wan, now Master to a moodier, sand-averse Anakin, checks out what’s occurring on Kamino, where a Clone military has been secretly commissioned, and wars with Jango Fett. Anakin and Obi-Wan are shut, although Anakin eschews Obi-Wan’s logical methods to observe his impulses.

“Episode III”: Anakin embraces the Dark Side and duels Obi-Wan on Mustafar, where Anakin turns into Vader. Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious instructions the Clone military to execute Order 66 (aka, kill all Jedi). They principally succeed, although they fail to kill two very powerful Jedi — Yoda and Obi-Wan, the latter of whom is distraught by the lack of his “brother.”

Do I want to have watched a prior TV collection to know what’s occurring?

The shady character in the center, flanked by Stormtroopers, was first introduced in "Star Wars Rebels."

Probably not, until you are into homework and good TV. Several “Obi-Wan Kenobi” characters are launched within the animated collection “Star Wars Rebels,” which is streaming on Disney+. (More on these shady characters beneath.) “Rebels” takes place after “Episode III,” like this present, and Obi-Wan makes a memorable look within the third season.

Who’s the dangerous man(s) in this collection?

Moses Ingram plays the Inquisitor Reva in "Obi-Wan Kenobi," and she gets a lightsaber!

In this collection, we’ll meet the “Inquisitors,” a society of skilled hunters who’re steeped within the Dark Side.

First launched in “Rebels,” their chief is the Grand Inquisitor, performed now by Rupert Friend. Inquisitors, oddly, use lightsabers in battle (simply wait till Moses Ingram, who performs Inquisitor Reva, wields her double-edged, spinning crimson sabre — Darth Maul is quaking). Yep, lightsabers aren’t reserved for Jedi and Sith anymore — and never each Force wielder belongs to a type of two orders.

Speaking of Sith, the Inquisitors work for one — Darth Vader, who needs them to observe down one Jedi Knight specifically.

What’s up with Vader?

Heeee-caw, heeee-caw. You can hear Vader coming from a mile away.

The father of all Skywalkers is BACK and better than ever. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” marks the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, a job he embodied for just a few minutes on the shut of “Episode III.”

So what’s Vader up to after he misplaced his spouse, believed his youngsters died and minimize ties with Obi-Wan (who in flip minimised off a number of his limbs)? The trailer skimps on specifics, however, we will assume that he’s nonetheless a loud mouth-breather centred on quashing the rising Rebel Alliance and discovering our titular Jedi. Prepare the tissues for his or her inevitable reunion.

Is {that a} younger Luke I see?

In the trailer, we see Obi-Wan watching a boy in pod-racing goggles pretending to pilot a ship. We can presume this child is a younger Luke Skywalker, who seems to be across the identical age as his father was when Qui-Gon discovered him.

When we find "Obi-Wan" in his titular series, he spends his days watching Luke and the Lars family from afar.

Young Luke lives with Owen Lars, the son of Cliegg Lars, who married Anakin’s mom, Shmi. Owen and his spouse, Beru, increase Luke on their humble moisture farm and maintain the reality of his parentage from him, however, Obi-Wan is aware of he’s destined for extra.

Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their roles from the prequels as Owen and Beru, although hopefully, they’re going to get a bit extra display screen time to flesh out the characters earlier than they meet their very violent finish in “Episode IV.”

Aren’t there different celebs in this?

There sure are! Joining OGs McGregor and Christensen are comic Kumail Nanjiani, “Straight Outta Compton’s” O’Shea Jackson Jr. and “Uncut Gems” co-director Benny Safdie, amongst others.

We have not seen footage of any of them apart from Nanjiani, who’s within the trailer for a break up second, trying distressed. Otherwise, we do not know who the celebs are enjoying — an enjoyable shock because the collection rolls out.