Obi-Wan Kenobi’s aging, explained – Polygon

Every since Obi-Wan KenobiThe Star Wars: The New Series from Disney Plus also aired in June. One question is being asked on Twitter: Obi Wan looks so much older in Star Wars Trilogy than in prequels.

In-universe, the time between these periods is roughly equal: approximately 10 years. Revenge of the SithAnd Obi-Wan KenobiThere are nine more years between. Obi-Wan KenobiAnd A New Hope. However, the differences between Obi-Wan’s original and updated trilogy Obi-Wan are stark. Many, many, people love to highlight this on social media.

Polygon loves answering important questions. We’ve consulted the data with our crack team of aging scientists, and we have the answers you are looking for.

Obi-Wan Kenobi seems to age so fast.

Because he’s not real, and is a fictional character played by different people.

Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan in Star Wars.

Image by 20th Century Fox

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan from Obi-Wan Kenobi

Image: Lucasfilm/Disney

Alec Guinness played Obi Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy. Guinness was only 62 at the time he shot. A New HopeHe was a poet, who died in 2000. The prequel trilogy, and Obi-Wan Kenobi The character of Ewan McGregor is the star of this series. He was 26 years old when filming began. The Phantom Menace Currently, he is 51. These are two completely different people. Incredible!

Okay, Obi Wan Kenobi doesn’t really exist?

Obi Wan Kenobi’s fictional character is portrayed in multiple roles by actors that have all aged at a reasonable rate over the years. Ah, cinema.

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