the Obi Wan Kenobi The series trailer may not have revealed the big bad guy for Star Wars fans really wanted to see (Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader) but it gave Star Wars animation fans a big chill! the Obi Wan Kenobi The trailer gives us our first look at the live-action version of Star Wars’ Grand Inquisitor – a character who gained popularity as an antagonist in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, which takes place around the same time. moment (the first days of the Empire).
The Grand Inquisitor is the Pau’an leader of the Inquisitors, a group of dark side warriors Emperor Palpatine created for one purpose: to hunt down and kill all remaining Jedi lurking in the universe. The Inquisitors were also tasked with locating high-potential Force-sensitives, and either converting them to the dark side or eliminating them. The Grand Inquisitor reported directly to Darth Vader, and the two worked closely together, with Vader sometimes using the Inquisitors as his pawn – sometimes even coming to blows with them (much to their master Sith Lord’s delight).
The story of the Grand Inquisitor ended during star wars rebelscorn Obi Wan Kenobi is a rare opportunity to bring back the fan-favorite villain. Fans will be delighted to know that Hitman: Agent 47 Star Rupert Friend will play Grand Inquisitor in the live-action series.
The Inquisitorius is yet another group of characters that star wars built through its animation, comic book and gaming media platforms – and now they will finally get mainstream exposure on live TV. In fact, it’s now becoming something of a tradition for Star Wars live-action television series to select at least one character from the animated and/or comic sides of the franchise and give them long-awaited live-action adaptations. The Mandalorian did it for Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff); Boba Fett’s Book did it for Black Krrsantan. Now Obi Wan Kenobi will do it for The Grand Inquisitor.
One thing about Grand Inquisitor that the Obi-Wan trailer already teases is his new lightsaber weapon. The Grand Inquisitor’s double-sided lightsaber has a motorized circular hilt, allowing it to spin like a helicopter rotor blade. You can see the weapon at work around 1:13 in the trailer, as the Grand Inquisitor is… uh, asking where a Jedi is – who may (or may not!) be Obi-Wan.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin streaming on Disney+ on May 25.