The Jedi Master Returns!
“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new Disney+ series starring Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April. The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” for timeline. It’s after Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of “The Mandalorian,” Season 1.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.
Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
The Kenobi limited series has been through many delays and hurtles since its inception. In the beginning the series was actually meant to be a new Star Wars film following Obi-Wan Kenobi as he looks after a young Luke Skywalker, albeit from a distance, to make sure he is not found by Darth Vader or the Empire on Tatooine. Kennedy has shared previously that the initial storyline for Kenobi too closely followed the themes of The Mandalorian, so she ordered a rewrite for the series.
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