Obi-Wan Kenobi Clip Has Uncle Owen Confront the Former Jedi Master
Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) has a heated exchange with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) -- now going by the name Ben Kenobi -- in an official clip from Disney+'s fast-approaching live-action Star Wars limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The 30-second clip, shared to the official Obi-Wan Kenobi Twitter account, sees Owen confront "Ben" while at a settlement on Tatooine. The two engage in an argument regarding the future of Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely), Owen's 10-year-old nephew and the son of Obi-Wan's former Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader.
"There's more to life than your farm, Owen. He needs to see that. There's a whole galaxy out there," Obi-Wan says. "I'm asking you to leave us alone, Ben. I mean it," Owen sternly replies. Obi-Wan asserts that when the time comes, Luke "must be trained" in the ways of the Jedi. Owen fires back, "Like you trained his father?" (a line that has become something of a meme since it was first uttered in the show's official trailer).
Owen's distrust of Ben goes back to the original Star Wars film from 1977, in which Owen declares the former Jedi Master to be a "crazy old man" and orders Luke to stay away from him. Nevertheless, Luke ultimately has a chat with Ben, the latter of whom reveals his true name to be Obi-Wan and briefly discusses his time fighting alongside Luke's father in the Clone Wars.
Of course, Obi-Wan does not initially disclose that Luke's father, Anakin Skywalker, and the villainous Sith Lord Darth Vader are, in fact, one and the same. Rather, he claims that Vader "betrayed and murdered" Anakin. Regardless of whether or not Owen knows the truth, neither story paints Obi-Wan in the best light, seeing as how he was the one tasked with training Anakin and keeping him safe. Hence, why Obi-Wan's presence makes Owen fear for Luke's safety.
In the original Star Wars film, the roles of Obi-Wan, Owen and Luke were played by Alec Guinness, Phil Brown and Mark Hamill, respectively. Despite Obi-Wan's death at the hands of Darth Vader in the film's final act, both Guinness and Hamill subsequently reprised their roles in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi.
The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy began in 1999, with McGregor taking over the role of Obi-Wan starting in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. He reprised the role in 2002's Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. The latter two films also saw Edgerton take over the role of Owen Lars. McGregor and Edgerton reprise their respective roles in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres its first two episodes on Disney+ on May 27.