Spoilers for the mid season 3 trailer. If you have yet to watch it, please click the video on the left. You have been warned.
Ok wow. Ever since watching this earlier today, I cannot stop thinking about how good it was. From the music to James Arnold Taylor’s Kenobi continually saying “warning” through out the entire thing to actually seeing him at the end with Maul. Everything was just brilliantly done. There were a few parts where I was literally had to stuff part of my blanket into my mouth (as I woke up to see this had dropped), just to keep from screaming too loud. Although truthfully, even that didn’t help much.
So, where to start with this trailer? I’ll go with the part about Obi-Wan saying ‘warning’ throughout the entire thing. Being as it kept the beat of an alarm I’ll say that this could have been for one reason, to warn us as fans about the dark direction the rest of this season is going to go. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s going to get crazy dark. In one shot, it looks like something big happens to Chopper, Sabine debuts her new Dark Saber that her people want to fight her for, Thrawn gets ‘hands on’ as opposed to directing from above, and we get to meet members of the alliance such as Mon Monthma and maybe even Cassian Anador whom we first saw in Rogue One.
Now, the reason why I specifically referred to James Arnold Taylor’s Obi-Wan in the opening is because shortly after watching this twice through (as I needed confirmation that I really just saw what I thought I saw), it was confirmed that Stephan Stanton, the voice of Admiral Raddus in Rogue One, along with Tarkin and AP-5 in this series is also voicing this new (or old depending on how you look at it) Obi-Wan. What I mean is, while James Arnold Taylor’s Obi-Wan can be seen and heard in the beginning of this trailer coming from Kanan’s malfunctioning holocron, it’s actually Stephan that is voicing him in this show. While I think he does an amazing job at voicing him, I still can’t help but miss JAT’s take on him. It’s just something I’ve grown so used to hearing.
Moving on, we have “formerly Darth” Maul. From the looks of the trailer, we’re finally going to be seeing him and Obi-Wan meet up (on Tatooine?) for their long awaited battle. Being as we only see the former in the Original Trilogy, I think it’s safe to say that the latter does not make it out of the battle. This is something I can’t wait to see, Obi-Wan finally killing Maul off for good. Then again, who’s to say that he does make it out alive and is just doing his own thing in another part of the galaxy? Eh, who am I kidding, smart money says we see Obi-Wan finally kill him once and for all.
So overall, what did I think of this? Well, now like this morning, there are no words to describe it. Sure I can talk about it as I did here, but to describe it would be difficult. Again, from the music to Obi-Wan continually saying “warning” throughout the entire thing like an alarm to actually seeing Kenobi more than likely facing off with and killing Maul….just wow. The places they’re able to go in this show that is supposedly for kids.
Well until next time everyone, bye!