Lucasfilm and Disney have returned to the Skywalker Saga legacy after nearly three years of waiting. This is the third full Disney+ series introduced to the Star Wars franchise after The Mandalorian and Season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett, which allows McGregor to revisit his iconic role for the first time in 17 years.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has the potential to explain Star Wars'' history back to the prequel trilogy from the early 21st century, thanks to McGregor''s leading role in all three films. The series has already confirmed that Hayden Christensen will play Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader, while Jimmy Smits will play Senator Bail Organa.
One thing on fans'' minds when it comes to this series is whether Obi-Wan Kenobi will connect to other Disney+ series that have already made their mark on the streaming world in the galaxy. Now, the first of those fun nods to both ofObi-Wan''s sister series on Disney+ and the prequel trilogy has come to light following the long-awaited double-episode premiere.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Includes Boba Fett Nod
Warning - the rest of this article includes spoilers for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Temuera Morrison, a star of The Book of Boba Fett, played a homeless Clone Trooper while camping in Daiyu for food and credits in Episode 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The shot focuses on the Clone Trooper''s famous masks from the prequel trilogy, now scorched black. In 2002''s episode II: Attack of the Clones, this army first got into play.
Morrison''s character in his return is then highlighted, as the Clone Trooper holds his helmet out to Obi-Wan. The Jedi then sends him and gives the Clonesome credits.
Morrison is wearing the blue-highlightedarmor of the 501st Battalion, who were heavily featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars along with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker''s animated films.
The Clone Trooper and Obi-Wan aren''t putting any dialogue on the verge of becoming a star, but they have still a chance of understanding a decade after the Clone Wars ended.
The closing credits include the title of "Veteran Clone Trooper," confirming his new arrival to the galaxy far away. This is his fifth appearance in a Star Wars program, including Episode II: Attack of the Clones,Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and all three live-action Disney+ shows up today.
Obi-Wan and a Clone Trooper Meet Again
Temuera Morrison''s relationship with Star Wars franchise rivals nearly any actor to ever appear with Lucasfilm. He started by playing Jango Fett 20 years ago in Episode III. He continued to play Commander Cody and other Troopers in Episode III. With his sadly return in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, he found a resurgence as Boba Fett.
With Obi-Wan Kenobi''s birthday coming 10 years after Episode III, there was certain that some old Clone Troopers might come up across the galaxy, especially with Obi already meeting other old acquaintances. It even seemed like there was a real chance to see Morrison again considering how much he''s grown back into his role as Boba Fett over the past couple of years, leading to a sad but nostalgic moment in this new series.
The important issue is whether fans will see Morrison as other Clone Troopers, particularly with those still out there like Commander Cody or Captain Rex from The Clone Wars and Rebels. Regardless of whether or not, seeing the Boba Fett star only for a second was a fantastic nod to his ability to appear in the larger Star Wars universe, even considering how dark times have already gotten.
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available on Disney+. The Mandalorian and Season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett also show Morrison.