From day one, Star Wars made it very clear there is not any love misplaced between Owen Lars and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Lars calls Kenobi a “loopy previous man” and tries to get Luke Skywalker to pay him no thoughts. Which, in fact, does not work, However that relationship obtained a enjoyable new twist in the latest trailer for Disney+’s Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi and now there’s extra.
One of many highlights of the latest trailer was Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) speaking to the youthful Owen (Joel Edgerton) and saying that Luke have to be educated. “Such as you educated his father?Owen retorts. The insane burn (pun supposed) to a level) immediately turned a meme in Star Wars circles and Lucasfilm reacted by releasing a bit extra of the scene. Test it out.
Because the father remark has already been memed to demise, I feel we are able to think about the opposite features right here. When Obi-Wan introduced Luke to Tatooine to stick with the Lars household on the finish of Revenge of the Siththe viewers knew what got here subsequent: the occasions of A New Hope, What we did not actually know was Obi-Wan’s mindset. What have been his expectations in separating the kid from his sister and hiding him on this planet? Now we all know he wasn’t simply leaving Luke simply to stay his personal life and to preserve him secure. He was patiently ready on him to start to indicate indicators of a capability with the Power. “Exhibiting,” as Owen calls it. And I feel that is a captivating take.
Obi-Wan (truly “Ben” already) nonetheless has the destiny of the galaxy on his thoughts. He desires this New Hope to start to study the methods of the Power. Owen, clearly, doesn’t. Sooner or later although, Owen’s method will win and Ben will simply let Luke be Luke. In consequence, it is Luke who involves Ben, not the opposite method round. This looks like a vital selection that character should make for himself—and it is a selection that, at this level throughout Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan didn’t need him to have.
I am so excited to dig into all these little nuances later this week when Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts on Disney+
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