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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s aging process is discussed

The obvious leading question regarding this program is addressed.
Obi-Wan Kenobi's aging process is discussed

Since the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new Star Wars series from Disney Plus that takes place between the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy, in late May, one question has been asked repeatedly on Twitter: Why does Obi-Wan appear so much older in the original trilogy compared to the difference between the prequels and the new show?

The time lag between those events is about the same in-universe: around ten years between Revenge of the Sith and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and around nine years between Obi-Wan Kenobi and A New Hope. But, as many people have pointed out on social media, the difference between original trilogy Obi-Wan and new Obi-Wan is clear.

We at Polygon like answering crucial inquiries. We examined the data with our expert team of aging scientists, and we have the answers you need.


Because he is a fictitious figure portrayed by different individuals and is not genuine.

Obi-Wan Kenobi's aging process is discussed

In the original trilogy, Alec Guinness played Obi-Wan Kenobi. Guinness was 62 years old when he shot A New Hope, and he died in 2000. Ewan McGregor, who was 26 when The Phantom Menace was filmed and is now 51, plays the character in the prequel trilogy and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Those are two very different persons! Incredible!


Yes, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictitious character played by a number of actors who matured normally during the course of their roles in these films and television shows. Cinema, oh cinema.

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