Start of "Obi-Wan Kenobi": The "Star Wars" makers don't care about continuity

Ewan McGregor wields the lightsaber again.

Start of "Obi-Wan Kenobi": The "Star Wars" makers don't care about continuity

Ewan McGregor wields the lightsaber again. The "Star Wars" series "Obi-Wan Kenobi" wants to close a narrative gap. Yet the continuity of the Star Warrior saga seems as irrelevant as a good story.

"Star Wars" fans have been waiting for this for a long time: Ewan McGregor, who embodied a younger version of Alec Guinness in the prequel trilogy of George Lucas' space opera, is back as the fighting monk "Obi-Wan Kenobi". The cast and those responsible at Lucasfilm speak of the opportunity to be able to close a narrative gap in the "Star Wars" universe. What happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the first Star Wars film in 1977? The continuity in the galaxy far, far away doesn't seem to matter to the makers, as does an interesting story.

However, for many fans this does not matter: the main thing is that it looks good. So it's certainly only a matter of time before the Disney Company, which also owns Marvel, opens another cinematic multiverse to pit "Darth Vader" against "Iron Man".

A detailed review of "Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi" by Ronny Rüsch and Axel Max - now in a new special episode of "Oscars

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