A new fan trailer for ‘Star Wars: Obi-Wan’ has caused an uproar on social media after it was accused of racism against black actor Moses Ingram. The short clip, which was released over the weekend, features a white actor portraying Obi-Wan Kenobi, while all of the other characters are played by people of color. This has sparked outrage among many who feel that the fan trailer is racist and offensive. In response to the criticism, ‘Star Wars’ issued a statement on Twitter telling fans not to “choose to be racist.”
The storyline of the Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set to take place between the events of ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘A New Hope,’ and will follow Obi-Wan as he protects Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. Moses Ingram is set to play a major role in the series, which is currently in production. It is not yet known how his character will fit into the story.
Character names from the Obi-Wan Kenobi film
Here are the celebrity’s names mentioned below:
- Vivien Lyra Blair as Leia Organa
- Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Rupert Friend as Grand Inquisitor
- Moses Ingram as Inquisitor Reva
- Sung Kang as Fifth Brother
- Kumail Nanjiani as Haja Estree
- Benny Safdie as Nari
- Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
- Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars
- Simone Kessell as Breha Organa
- Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader
- Maya Erskine
- O’Shea Jackson Jr.
- Marisé Álvarez as Nyche
- Flea as Vect Nokru
- Aviel Ayoung as Mercenary
- Amy Sturdivant as Mercenary
- Grant Feely as Luke Skywalker
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When Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) tells a young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely) that “the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. That’s an invisible force that all living things contribute to. It surrounds us and penetrates us. And links the world altogether,” it appears that somewhere in the “Star Wars” world has changed.
Obi-Wan is speaking to Luke not just about the Force, but also about himself. It’s a moment of self-reflection and reckoning for the character, who was introduced in “Episode I – The Phantom Menace” as a hotheaded young Jedi with much to learn.
All about the Obi-Wan Kenobi
In the intervening years, Obi-Wan has lost his mentor, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), and his friend and fellow Jedi, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen). He’s also watched as the Galactic Republic has been replaced by the tyrannical Empire. Obi-Wan is a changed man by the time we see him in “Episode IV – A New Hope,” and his conversation with Luke reflects that.
“Obi-Wan’s message to Luke is basically, ‘Don’t choose to be racist,'” said “Star Wars” creator George Lucas in a recent interview. “It’s no wonder when he says something to a young white lad.”
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Obi-Wan Kenobi has a lot of experience with racism. He’s watched as his master, Qui-Gon Jinn (played by While Obi-Wan’s message is clear, Chow says that it’s just one part of a much larger conversation that the show will be having about racism.
“The Obi-Wan trilogy has a lot of pretty intriguing stuff to explore regarding race,” she remarked. “I consider this was among the most vital and current characteristics of their nature.” Chow added that the show will also be exploring how the Jedi Order itself has contributed to systemic racism.
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