The Cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi Are Equally Bad at Identifying Star Wars Terms
The cast of Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi need to study their linguistics from a galaxy far, far away.
In a video released by the Star Wars series' official Twitter account, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Moses Ingram play a game of "Star Wars or Just Words," in which the stars try to guess whether certain terms come from the franchise or are simply made up. Among the words included in the test are "sleemo," "jaart" and "Skug hole." However, no question received unanimously correct answers, with at least one actor getting it wrong per section.
Aside from voice cameos in 2019's The Rise of Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi marks McGregor and Christensen's official return to Star Wars since the prequel trilogy. McGregor played the titular Jedi across all three entries as both Padawan and Master, while Christensen succeeded Jake Lloyd as an older Anakin Skywalker for Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005).
The characters of Obi-Wan and Anakin have been regularly voiced by James Arnold Taylor and Matt Lanter in cartoons such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and video games like the recent LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In turn, Obi-Wan Kenobi incorporated elements of the animated shows into its narrative, including the appearance of Star Wars Rebels' Imperial Jedi hunters, the Inquisitors.
Taking place ten years after Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi follows the Jedi Master -- now living under the alias Ben -- in his attempts to live anonymously on Tatooine and watch over Luke Skywalker from afar. However, the ex-Jedi is forced to revisit his old life when a young Leia Organa (Vivian Lyra Blair) is kidnapped and taken from Alderaan, forcing Obi-Wan to rescue her at Senator Bail Organa's (Jimmy Smits) request. Unbeknownst to either man, this kidnapping is revealed to be the work of the Inquisitor Reva/The Third Sister (Ingram) who hopes to lure Obi-Wan out of hiding so she can capture him personally.
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi were released three hours ahead of schedule at 9 p.m. PST on May 27. It's currently unclear from those episodes why Reva holds such a vendetta against Obi-Wan, or which worlds his and Leia's journey will take them to next. Other known locations teased for Obi-Wan Kenobi include the Fortress Inquisitorius, first shown in the video game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and a concept art volcanic worldwhere Obi-Wan faces off against Darth Vader. Though Christensen is playing Darth Vader again, the show has yet to clarify the full capacity of his role in the show.
Directed by Deborah Chow, new episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi release Wednesdays on Disney+.