We’re going to have to travel back at least 17 years to find out what happened. In 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, Ewan McGregor reprised his role as the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, literally dismantling his old friend Anakin Skywalker in the last scene. It was the last time fans saw him in the role. It has been known for years that an Obi-Wan series was in the works, but it was only today that the premiere date for the series was confirmed. It’s finally here, and it’s closer than you might imagine after a lengthy wait.
On a conference call on Wednesday afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Chapek disclosed the date. Also announced was the release of Andor, a Rogue One prequel featuring Diego Luna as his cosmic espionage persona, which will be available on the streaming service later this year. He did not specify when the show would begin airing.
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A brief About Kenobi
As per Inverse, There is little information available about the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, other than the fact that Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker and that the majority of the story will take place when Kenobi is middle-aged. Since Darth Vader is terrorizing the galaxy while wearing his life-saving robotic mask at that moment in the Star Wars chronology, we will either see Christensen in flashback as his younger self, or we will see him battle-scarred, burned, and disfigured without the helmet.
In addition, Deborah Chow, who directed some of The Mandalorian’s most beloved episodes, will serve as series creator, and Lucasfilm has previously published a cast roster for the Obi-Wan series. Bonnie Piesse and Joel Edgerton are the only performers whose characters we can confidently assume based on their performances as young Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, Luke’s adoptive father, respectively, in the Star Wars prequels. The rest of the cast is a mystery.
What Is The Release Date of Kenobi?
The film Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released on May 25, 2022, as previously announced. It will be 45 years since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters. With one tweet, the release window was all but confirmed ahead of the official announcement. That tweet has now been deleted. The announcement of the release date was accompanied by the release of an official poster. Although there hasn’t been an official trailer released yet, a preview featurette was introduced during Disney Plus Day and is now available to watch on the streaming service. It includes concept art for the program, such as the image of Obi-Wan and Anakin dueling it out above, as well as an interview with Ewan McGregor about the show.
The Cast Crew of Kenobi Is Interesting
The project’s first announced cast member was, unsurprisingly, none other than Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. The show’s full cast will be revealed in April 2021, according to the official website. We anticipate that Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their roles as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Lars, the pair who raised Luke in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, respectively. The character Owen Lars appears in Episode II: Attack of the Clones as the son of Cliegg Lars, the Tatooine moisture farmer who marries Anakin’s mother, Shmi.
In addition to Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Eternals), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (who plays the aptly named Han Seoul-Oh in the Fast and Furious series), Simone Kessell (The Crossing), and Benny Safdie (The Crossing), the film’s producers have confirmed that they will be shooting (Good Time). There is currently no information on who they will be playing.
Maya Erskine, who has previously been in PEN15 and Scoob!, will portray yet another character who has not been revealed. According to Deadline, Erskine will have a supporting role in at least three episodes, which means Erskine’s character might play a significant role in the events.
If we venture into the realms of imagination, there’s a decent probability that certain well-known Star Wars characters will find themselves in Obi-company. Luke Skywalker, the most well-known character who could make a comeback, is the most likely candidate. Luke would be roughly 10 years old at the time of the television show’s setting, and it would be strange if he wasn’t included in the cast. After all, Luke is already acquainted with “Old Ben” at the outset of A New Hope, and the entire purpose of Kenobi’s extended stay in Tatooine’s Jundland Wastes was to keep an eye on the young Jedi. Also, if Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru happen to cross paths with Kenobi, there’s a good probability that Luke isn’t far after.