news culture Obi-Wan Kenobi: 7 Star Wars movies and series to start the new saga on Disney+ on the right foot
Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on Disney+ on May 27, 2022. This is the perfect opportunity to remake the 7 films and series considered essential by the JV staff before finding the Jedi Master. Before we begin our journey to a faraway galaxy, please note that there will be some spoilers. May the Force be with you !
- the prelogy
- The Clone Wars
- star wars rebels
- the bad batch
- A new hope
The first trilogy (if we take into account the chronological order of the Star Wars saga) directed by George Lucas is essential before seeing the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. We witness his meeting with Anakin Skywalker, who becomes his Padawan, in other words, his apprentice. We then witness his evolution, Anakin becoming a Jedi Knight, as well as the events that disrupted the galaxy with the outbreak of a galactic conflict, the Clone Wars.
However, it is in fact the last work of the prelogy, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which is essential. Anakin betrays the Jedi Order by joining his sworn enemies, the Sith. His choice leads to the annihilation of his former allies and an epic showdown with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Dueling him will mark the “death” of Anakin Skywalker and the advent of Darth Vader. At the end of the prelogy, Obi-Wan goes into hiding on the planet Tatooine to protect Anakin’s son Luke from the dark side that seeks to eliminate all Jedi who survived Order 66 and the resulting Purge.
The Clone Wars
Animated series in seven seasons directed by Dave Filoni, star wars, clone wars covers the three-year galactic conflict of the Clone Wars. We follow the numerous missions of Obi-Wan and Anakin, leading their battalions of clones. Far from being a simple series aimed at children, The Clone Wars gradually darkens. It allows you to delve into the characters of the prelogue, in particular our two heroes, and makes Anakin’s fall to the dark side of the Force less sudden. Season 4 episodes 15-18 reveal an event that tarnishes the friendship between the Jedi Master and his former apprentice. After 133 episodes, the series offers an end to the height of Revenge of the Sith, the events of these two productions take place in parallel.
star wars rebels
If the events of the animated series star wars rebels (also directed by Dave Filoni) take place after those of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but are worthy of interest to fully understand the new creation of Disney +. It shows the evolution of the Rebellion before it was “strong enough” to take on the Empire in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The main interest of the series against Obi-Wan Kenobi lies in the introduction of the inquisitors. They are, along with Darth Vader, the main antagonists of seasons 1 and 2 of Star Wars Rebels. His role, aside from fighting acts of rebellion, is to hunt down the Jedi who survived Order 66. And for those still wondering if Darth Maul will appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s series, watch Season 3 and you’ll understand. why there is no point in the meeting of these two characters in the series that arrives at the end of May on Disney +.
the bad batch
This is the latest animated series in the Star Wars saga, directed by Dave Filoni (yes, him again), and whose second season should premiere this year. Watching the series is not essential to appreciate Obi-Wan Kenobi but it does contain some points of interest nonetheless. the bad batch begins during the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and more specifically during Order 66, the Purge of the Jedi. The repercussions on the lives of Obi-Wan and Anakin/Darth Vader will undoubtedly have a significant place in the new Disney+ series. The Bad Batch also explores the rise of the Galactic Empire and the establishment of the first acts of resistance.
A new hope
Again, you don’t have to watch the first Star Wars movie to understand the series, but hey, without this movie there would never have been a Star Wars saga after all. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope marks the final showdown between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader (probably less impressive than the one promised by the Obi-Wan Kenobi series). Reviewing episode IV can also be interesting to understand the evolution of the Jedi master after the miniseries. In the original trilogy, the character of Obi-Wan, played by the late Alec Guinness, is very different from the one we know as Ewan McGregor. And it is this old master full of wisdom that Obi-Wan gradually becomes between episodes III and IV, the moment in which the series dedicated to him takes place. Seeing the before and after can be a plus to appreciate the direction that the new Disney + creation has taken.
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