Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars TV content has started a new era for the long-running sci-fi franchise. While The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett have done well to bring the series back, one series is far more hyped-up than the others: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Despite being announced back in 2019, before the release of The Mandalorian, we've yet to see anything from the new series. However, with the series finally set to launch in May, is a trailer coming soon? As it turns out, yes.
Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer is a few days away
According to Making Star Wars, the first trailer for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series is mere days away. While some rumours have claimed that Disney will not be releasing a trailer until the show’s week of release, other sources claim otherwise.
According to this report, the first trailer for the series will release later this week. While not concrete, the report claims that the sneak peek will arrive on either the 9th or 10th March. However, that release date could be pushed back.
“We had a source…they showed evidence from a Kenobi trailer,” the outlet said. “We've seen evidence that these are shots from the Kenobi trailer and, uh, nothing amazing, but the new costume, things you really realistically could not just go out and fake. This person claims that the trailer will drop on the 9th…we had heard another rumor before that it was coming on the 10th. This other person comes with pictures going 'It’s on the 9th.'"
Disney's trailer release schedule
Disney has changed its trailer tactics as of late, likely due to the massive amount of content the company is pushing out. This has led to a staggered trailer release, making sure that trailers aren't released too far away from a project’s release date.
This has proven very successful with Disney’s Marvel movies. Fans of the MCU were ravenous for a Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. However, it took months for Sony and Marvel to finally release one.
Disney's trailer schedule trend is continuing with Obi-Wan Kenobi. This staggered schedule allows the company to keep the hype cycle hyper-focused, keeping the series fresh in would-be viewers’ minds.