The upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi is just around the corner and fans are getting teaser bombs from the series’ director. This series will see the return of Ewan McGregor to the role of the titular Jedi.
The new Star Wars Series was initially meant as a feature film but with the history of Star Wars’ standalone, it was executed as miniseries. With its announcement, fans are eager to know more about the series and its storyline.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Director Teases the Miniseries
During the press conference for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Director Deborah Chow talked about her approach to the new Star Wars Disney+ series calling it “a different tone” from darker comic-book movies like Logan and Joker. She cites this project as an opportunity to do this kind of character-focused story in the Star Wars franchise.
Chow said, “I think I was most excited about getting the opportunity to do a character-driven story. You know, in a similar way—you know it’s a different tone, but something like Joker [and] Logan, where you take one character out of a big franchise, and then you have the time and you go a lot deeper with the characters. So that to me seemed exciting to do in Star Wars.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi Director Comparison of the series with Logan and Joker
Director Chow’s description of the series made the fans excited as Logan and Joker are critically successful projects. Obi-Wan has been compared to The Logan can be understandable as the Wolverine trilogy finale shows Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine living a life that looks like a poor reward for the entire life of heroism. Now, if we look at it, the storyline is pretty much connected to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life.
As for the ‘Joker’ mentioned by Director Chow, fans would find it a bit difficult to connect the dots of it with Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, the Obi-Wan trailers have shown that Kenobi trying to stay out of the evil of the Empire but ultimately back into action as a Jedi warrior. From this only, we’ll get to see how that would be its heroic twist on Joker’s story.
Obi-Wan Kenobi drops its first two episodes on May 27.