Obi-Wan Kenobi, the upcoming series of Star Wars at Disney + and Disney + Hotstar, has announced its full lineup. In addition to Ewan McGregor in the lead role and Hayden Christensen, who returns as Darth Vader – who we already knew – we have Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piess (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Kumail Nanjani (COM)Silicon Valley), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sun Kang (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift), Simon Kessel (Terra Nova) and director Benny Safdi Good time). And oh, Obi-Wan Kenobi starts shooting in April.
Disney and Lucasfilm announced Obi-Wan Kenobi cast and production begin Monday at StarWars.comconfirming the presence of Varma, who was reports to participate in early March. The full Obi-Wan Kenobi the cast confirms that Edgerton and Pies will return to their respective roles of “Uncle” Owen Lars and “Aunt” Beru Lars, guardians of nephew Luke Skywalker, after Owen’s stepbrother Anakin Skywalker (Christensen) turns to the dark side. and becomes Darth Vader Obi-Wan Kenobi is determined 10 years after the events of The revenge of the Sithwhere Kenobi (McGregor) won the duel with Anakin, but lost his best friend and saw the Empire come out of the ashes of the Republic.
There is no word on which characters the others are Obi-Wan Kenobi the actors – Ingram, Nanjiani, Varma, Friend, Jackson Jr., Kang, Kessell and Safdie – will play, but Star Wars fans have begun to speculate on whether they will be humans, aliens or droids.
Behind the scenes Deborah Chow – the host of two episodes of The Mandalorian season 1 – will direct everyone Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes. Executive producers include Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Raven, Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Chow and McGregor. Obi-Wan Kenobi has had a bit of a problematic production starting from standalone film to series (due to failures of Solo: History of Star Wars), and then (disposal all scripts after) change of writers from Hossein AminiKaray) to Harold.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be broadcast Disney + and Disney + Hotstar, not before 2022. Before that we will take the animated Star Wars: The Bad Batch (premiere on May 4), Bob Fett’s book (December 2021) and season 3 of the Mandalorians (early 2022).
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