Princess Leia Has Been Cast for the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Star Wars Series Coming to Disney+. The highly anticipated Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi will take place 10 years after the events featured in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and we now have our first look at the new actress who will take on the role of Princess Leia Organa. Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, We Can Be Heroes) has been cast in the iconic role of Leia for the upcoming series.
Though she may be young, Vivien’s part in the series will be no small feat, according to those close to the production, Young Princess Leia will be a primary character in the series and is described as “the impetus for the whole show … [who] gets Obi-Wan into another adventure.”
For those who may be wondering, series lead Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) has shared that “it’s possible” we will see a young Luke Skywalker as well, but he would not play an interactive role in the series given Luke’s well-known origin story from A New Hope, which kicked off with Luke and Ben Kenobi’s meeting on Tatooine.
Joining McGregor are fellow Revenge of the Sith stars Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader), Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars), and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars). The Star Wars alumni will be joined by Star Wars newcomers Kumail Nanjiani (Marvel’s Eternals), Sung Kang (the Fast & Furious franchise), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Indira Varma (Mission: Impossible 7), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), and Benny Safdie (Good Time) in unspecified roles.
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