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If you’ve just felt a great disturbance in the Force, it’s because millions of voices suddenly cried out in joy upon hearing that the highly anticipated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series officially has a release date, and it doesn’t. is only in a few months! Sure, we think we know the full story of the master Jedi Knight who became Luke Skywalker’s mentor and sacrificed himself in the quest to defeat his former friend, Darth Vader, but it turns out we’ve still got a lot to go on. to discover. Fans were first introduced to the character by Alec Guinness in the original “Star Wars” films, with his early years portrayed by Ewan McGregor in previous films from the late ’90s and early 2000s. this time between the two timelines, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” will serve as the missing puzzle piece.
Fans have known about the impending “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series for a few years now, but knowing that it’s just around the corner seems surreal. As “The Book of Boba Fett” has just come to an end, the void left by “The Mandalorian” desperately needs to be filled. No offense to shows already in production “Ahsoka”, “The Acolyte”, “Lando”, “Star Wars: A Droid Story” and “Andor”, but “Star Wars” fans are insatiable and need something as “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, to hold them over until the debut of the next new series. Here’s everything you need to know about “Obi-Wan Kenobi” before the show drops later in May.
Obi-Wan Kenobi release date and where you can watch it
We learned just a few days ago that Lucasfilm’s new limited series would be available in May, and many were predicting that the series would premiere on “Star Wars Day,” May 4, 2022. In fact, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” will debut May 25, 2022 exclusively on Disney+, just in time for Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim the next day.
What is Obi-Wan Kenobi talking about?
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is set approximately 10 years after the events of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’, where Obi-Wan endured his most spectacular failure, witnessing the corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker turn to the dark side and come out the other like the Sith Lord Darth Vader. While specific plot details have been kept under wraps, star Ewan McGregor is confident fans are going to love what they’re up to.
“Oh my god, well, I loved playing it again. I mean it’s pretty interesting, after the experience of doing the first three movies and having kind of a reception in the world, which doesn’t wasn’t always brilliant, I have to say. And then now, meeting the generation that we made these films for, the kids then – and now, people in their late teens or early twenties, these people that were kids that we made these movies for, they loved them. For us, it was the original 70s movies, but for them, our movies were their ‘Star Wars.’ So putting me in my place now and doing a series, a whole series on Obi-Wan Kenobi for these fans, that makes me really happy.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will feature the reunion of Ewan McGregor in the lead role and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader for the first time since 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith” because it’s where the fun begins, guys. Joining the two in a joyful reunion are Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars, moisture farmer on Tatooine and Luke Skywalker’s uncle and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars, Owen’s wife and Luke Skywalker’s aunt. Additionally, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine, and Rory Ross have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Director, Screenwriter and More
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold. The episodes were written by Joby Harold (“Army of the Dead,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”), with Hannah Friedman (“Trolls: The Beat Goes On!”, “Willow”) and Hossein Amini (“Drive ,” “47 Ronin”) also contributing. The first woman to direct a live-action “Star Wars” property, Deborah Chow (who previously directed episodes of “Mr. Robot,” “Jessica Jones,” “Better Call Saul” and “The Mandalorian”), was the sole director of the limited series.
“She really knows the ‘world of Star Wars,'” McGregor said.