Obi-Wan Kenobis are aging, according to the experts

Obi-Wan Kenobis are aging, according to the experts ...

Ever since Obi-Wan Kenobi''s arrival, the new Star Wars series from Disney Plus, which takes place between the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy, has been questioned ad nauseam on Twitter: Why does Obi-Wan look so much older in the original trilogy compared to the difference between the prequels and the new show?

The in-universe time between those periods is pretty much the same: ten years between Revenge of the Sith and Obi-Wan Kenobi and A New Hope. However, the difference between the original trilogy Obi-Wan and new Obi-Wan is significant, as many, many, many are pleased to say it on social media.

We at Polygon, we aim to respond to important questions. We have checked the data with our very own team of young scientists, and we have the information you need.

Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi age like that?

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

In the prequel trilogy and in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Alec Guinness plays the character, where he died at the age of 62 when he was filmed A New Hope, and he died in 2000. Ewan McGregor, who was 26 when he directed The Phantom Menace, plays the character. Wow!

Wait, so Obi-Wan Kenobi is not a real person?

Yes, Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character that is depicted by many actors who each aged a normal amount over the course of appearing in these films and shows. Ah, cinema.