How James Earl Jones Returned to the Star Wars Franchise

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Give yourself to the Dark Side because James Earl Jones is back! 

Jones has officially returned to reprise his relation arsenic the dependable of Darth Vader successful Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi. On the 3rd occurrence of the series, which dropped June 1, Vader archetypal appeared during a holo-conference with Reva the Inquisitor (Moses Ingram). Until now, it had not been announced that the 91-year-old histrion would erstwhile again beryllium voicing the iconic villain. 

Hayden Christenson stars arsenic Darth Vader successful the series. And portion Christenson was wrong of the Vader suit, Jones' dependable was heard during the country alternatively than 41-year-old's voice.

Jones was archetypal introduced arsenic the dependable of Vader during 1977's Star Wars Episode IV, and again successful Episodes V, VI and IX, arsenic good arsenic Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

But Jones wasn't the lone acquainted dependable successful the episode. Scrubs actor Zach Braff made a impermanent quality arsenic the dependable of an Empire devotee named Freck.

Along with Jones, Ewan McGregor reprised his relation arsenic Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The bid besides stars Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

The six-episode miniseries takes spot 10 years aft the events of the 2005 movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, the 3rd movie successful the prequel trilogy.

The bid follows Obi-Wan, who is surviving successful self-imposed exile connected Tatooine, arsenic helium witnesses the downfall and corruption of his champion person and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, present known arsenic the evil Sith lord and Darth Vader.

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While we hold for caller episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which drop each Wednesday connected Disney+, scroll done to spot each of the easter eggs you whitethorn person missed portion watching!

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Inside Order 66

Episode 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi gives different look at Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith's Order 66, successful which each Jedi were identified arsenic traitors to the Galactic Republic. However, arsenic the Jedi were attacked by the Clone Troopers, some Padawans escaped, proving that determination are much Jedi retired there.

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Return to Tatooine

Obi-Wan Kenobi takes spot 10 years aft the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and brings viewers backmost to a satellite they cognize precise well: Tatooine. Here, Ewan McGregor's titular quality is present going by "Ben," surviving arsenic a laborer successful a cave. Nonetheless, helium keeps a watchful oculus implicit a 10-year-old Luke Skywalker, overmuch to the dismay of Luke's Uncle Owen (Star Wars prequel histrion Joel Edgerton).

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A Gift for Luke

Did you spot the starship artifact Obi-Wan purchases for Luke Skywalker? We did, due to the fact that it looks a batch similar the one Mark Hamill's Luke played with in A New Hope.

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Shout Out to the Mos Eisley Cantina

While Obi-Wan Kenobi did not instrumentality to the famous Mos Eisley Cantina, we did spot a section eatery, that seemingly paid tribute to the celebrated Star Wars spot. We're talking the aforesaid achromatic beaker cups, bluish beverages and divers clientele. 

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Young Princess Leia

The caller episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi springiness penetration into Princess Leia's aboriginal years. The role, which was made celebrated by the precocious Carrie Fisher, is present played by Vivien Lyra Blair, whose instrumentality connected the Star Wars royal is spunky, outspoken and smart.

In fact, the young princess unknowingly paid tribute to her commencement mother, Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman), by having 1 of her servants basal successful for her arsenic she explored the woods. All Star Wars fans cognize that Padmé loved a bully decoy!

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Is That You, C-3PO?

During a meal enactment held by the Organas, a C-3PO-looking droid is spotted speaking with guests. Sadly, we don't perceive the droid speak, thus, we can't corroborate if it was actually C-3PO. But it definite looked a batch similar him!

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Temura Morrison Cameo

At the clip of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett is dormant and Boba Fett is apt a teenager. So, wherefore is Temura Morrison—who has portrayed some characters successful the Star Wars franchise—making a cameo successful occurrence two? Well, fans volition callback that each of the archetypal Clone Troopers are made from the DNA of Jango Fett.

The stateless Clone Trooper you spot is not really Jango, conscionable 1 of his archetypal clones.

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The Dark Side Takes Hands

It's nary concealed that losing limbs is simply a immense portion of Star Wars lore. So erstwhile Reva, a.k.a. Third Sister (Moses Ingram) sliced the manus disconnected of a protesting nonmigratory of Tatooine, it was precise on-brand.

Don't forget, her boss, Darth Vader, volition spell connected to chopped disconnected his ain son's manus successful The Empire Strikes Back.

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May the Force Theme Be With You

If you perceive precise carefully, you tin perceive immoderate of Star Wars' classical anthems. Namely, erstwhile Obi-Wan decides to prime his lightsaber backmost up to prevention a kidnapped Princess Leia, a saltation of John Williams' "Force Theme" is heard.

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