OBI-WAN KENOBI's Premiere Featured Some Big Cameos And A Jaw-Dropping Ending - SPOILERS

Obi-Wan Kenobi's first two episodes included some surprise cameo appearances along with an ending that, well, we definitely need to take a closer look at what proves to be one heck of an epic cliffhanger!

By JoshWilding - May 27, 2022 11:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Obi-Wan Kenobi

In recent weeks, there have been a lot of big Obi-Wan Kenobi leaks and rumours. However, while the first two episodes of the Disney+ limited series confirmed that they were (mostly) accurate, there are a whole heap of details that thankfully didn't find their way online ahead of the premiere. 

We got some big cameos in these opening chapters, including C-3PO when the premiere took us to Alderaan. Obi-Wan Kenobi marks the first time we've visited that planet, of course, and Princess Leia's upbringing could not have been any different to Luke Skywalker's on Tatooine. Alderaan looks very much like the nicer planets we saw in the Star Wars prequels, and life there seems good.

We think R2-D2 can also be glimpsed somewhere in the background, anyway, but that was indeed Anthony Daniels back in costume as Threepio for what proves to be a fun moment for fans.

However, the biggest surprise cameo comes when The Book of Boba Fett star Temuera Morrison shows up as a Veteran Clone Trooper begging for money on Daiyu. The actor has been slightly aged up and is rocking a mighty beard. Aside from Star Wars Rebels, this offers an idea of what became of many Clone Troopers after the Empire decided they were surplus to requirements.

While much of the opening chapters were devoted to pulling "Ben" out of retirement to save Princess Leia (with the Sith Inquisitors in hot pursuit), Darth Vader is finally revealed in the second episode's closing moments. 

It turns out Obi-Wan had no idea Anakin Skywalker survived the events of Revenge of the Sith and Reva takes great delight in breaking the news to the Jedi Master. 

Reeling from this revelation, a stunned Obi-Wan says "Anakin" and the screen immediately cuts to Darth Vader inside a Bacta Tank. Hayden Christensen returns as the iconic villain for this scene and looks horribly disfigured after his battle years earlier with Obi-Wan on Mustafar. 

The episode ends with Vader's familiar breathing, and it appears the fallen hero is all too aware of Kenobi's presence. After all, "Ben" had cut himself off from the Force until being left with no other option than to spring into action and save Leia, and something tells us Anakin would have no trouble sensing a presence he hadn't felt in a very long time. 

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