Put together for the rematch of the millennium — Obi-Wan Kenobi will face off towards Darth Vader within the upcoming Disney+ restricted sequence following the galaxy’s most beloved jedi grasp.
The total solid for “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” was unveiled Monday, with Ewan McGregor reprising his position because the titular hero he portrayed in George Lucas’ “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. His post-Darkish Facet former padawan can be performed as soon as once more by Hayden Christensen.
A slew of acquainted faces can be becoming a member of the headliners. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is about to function Kumail Nanjiani, who can subsequent be seen in Marvel’s “The Eternals”; Moses Ingram, a breakout star from “The Queen’s Gambit”; and “Sport of Thrones” alum Indira Varma. Rupert Good friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and — a lot to the shock of “Uncut Gems” followers — director-turned-actor Benny Safdie have additionally signed on to the sequence.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who was most just lately seen on HBO’s “The Vow,” are additionally returning to the franchise. They’ll presumably reprise their roles as younger Owen and Beru Lars, the couple who helped increase and defend younger Luke Skywalker on the planet Tatooine.
The brand new sequence will happen a decade after the “dramatic occasions of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ the place Kenobi confronted his best defeat, the downfall and corruption of his finest pal and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader,” in response to Disney’s official synopsis.
Deborah Chow, who beforehand helmed two first-season episodes of “The Mandalorian,” has been tapped to direct, and author Joby Harold is taking up the script.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which is about to start manufacturing in April, is one in every of 10 new “Star Wars” spin-off sequence Disney introduced late final yr as the corporate expands the far-away galaxy following the success of “The Mandalorian.”
Extra titles debuting completely to Disney+ within the coming years embrace a sequence that includes the fan favourite character Ahsoka Tano and starring Rosario Dawson, in addition to “Andor,” which follows the adventures of Diego Luna’s Insurgent pilot Cassian Andor earlier than the occasions of “Star Wars: Rogue One.”
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