Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Shames GoT

C. Andrews, Social Media Manager

The new Kenobi show’s release date is getting closer and closer with every day, exciting fans all over the globe. Ewan McGregor is set to return as the famous Jedi Knight in the Disney+ Star Wars show. 

Disney+ has been expanding Star Wars with shows like The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi set on a path to bring Star Wars’ streaming universe much further. Even more exciting for fans, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker will return as a character in Kenobi, bringing back actor Hayden Christensen. 

Sadly, there has not been a trailer released for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and this led to fans pushing endlessly to have a trailer revealed. Kenobi actor Rory Ross addressed these fans and explained Lucasfilm’s restraint in releasing content by attacking another fantasy show franchise:

“I think a lot of fans are like, ‘Where’s the trailer? What’s happening?’ I think the big part of it is [Lucasfilm] is just trying to make sure that it’s as polished as possible, so that when it comes out, it’s not going to have that ‘Game of Thrones’ moment, where there’s a coffee cup in the corner that they missed or something like that. It’s going to have a lot of love that’s poured into it, and it’s just going to hopefully blow people’s minds and just really enjoy seeing what’s been going on.”


Ross referred to a famous scene in Game of Thrones (season 8) when someone had left a coffee cup on a table, and then the mistake was filmed and released into the finished show footage. This oversight was brought up repeatedly by GoT fans who hated the last season as proof of the laziness incorporated into the production of that show’s season. While Ross did make a point at defending their production process and efficiency, he also threw unnecessary shame on Game of Thrones. Star Wars itself has been far from immune to embarrassing mistakes. One example is The Mandalorian, as a crew member can be spotted in the back of a scene. Even their movies have experienced an extreme amount of slips, including the highly famous Stormtrooper head-bumping from the originals. Fans are crossing their fingers, hoping the new Star Wars Disney+ show won’t include mysterious coffee cups or head-bumps. Obi-Wan Kenobi is to be released sometime in 2022.