Star Wars: A New Hope introduced us to the characters of Owen and Beru Lars, moisture farmers on their Tatooine homestead who raised Luke Skywalker. Well, we were briefly introduced to them just before the home was completely incinerated, no thanks to the Empire’s stormtroopers.
But in the prequels, we were introduced to a younger version of Owen and Beru. Owen, we learned, was Anakin Skywalker’s step-brother. And the role was taken up by actor Joel Edgerton, who appeared in both Episode II: Attack of the Clones when meeting Anakin and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith when Obi-Wan bestowed young Luke to him and his wife.
Now, Edgerton is set to return as Uncle Owen in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series heading to Disney+. And just recently, the actor finally spoke out about Star Wars since rejoining the franchise.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, the actor couldn’t give any specifics about his role in the series, but he did speak personally about the impact of Star Wars, saying:
"I’m unable to discuss [the series] and potentially totally as in the dark as you are. We all know the universe of Star Wars is on serious lockdown. Part of the reason for that is that people don’t want the stories too spoiled before they come out. The great thing about Star Wars fans are they are the creators of the next Star Wars universes and I think that whoever’s creating these things are creating them with the fans in mind, knowing that they hold the keys to that universe. To deviate too far from what you might expect could mean death by lightsaber and yet, to not introduce surprises within that mix is death to creativity."
Obi-Wan Kenobi series details
While there has been no detailed synopsis about Obi-Wan Kenobi so far, we do know that it takes place 10 years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. With both Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru set to reprise their role for this series, we know at the very least that we’ll get some insight into Luke’s life when he was a child on Tatooine.
(Rumors and potential spoilers below.)
The rumors, though, have it that Luke won’t be the only Skywalker child to be mentioned in this series. A recent casting scoop has revealed that a young Princess Leia may also appear in the series. This means that Obi-Wan may end up traveling to Alderaan to check on the Skywalker daughter as well. And, at this rate, we’ll almost have a complete view of the Skywalker twins’ life in the on-screen Star Wars universe.
There are also rumors about Inquisitors being a villain in this series, and even another Star Wars Rebels character making an appearance. So this is certainly going to be a jam-packed series, and we can’t wait to see what it’s like when it heads to Disney+ in 2022.