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Obi wan kenobi, the upcoming Star Wars series at Disney + and Disney + Hotstar, has announced its full cast. In addition to Ewan McGregor in the title role and Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader – whom we already knew – we have Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova) and director Benny Safdie (good time). And oh, Obi wan kenobi begins filming in April.

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Disney and Lucasfilm announced the Obi wan kenobi Casting and production begins Monday via StarWars.com, confirming the presence of Varma who was allegedly involved in early March. Full Obi wan kenobi The cast confirms that Edgerton and Piesse will return in their respective roles as “Uncle” Owen Lars and “Aunt” Beru Lars, guardians of nephew Luke Skywalker after Owen’s half-brother Anakin Skywalker (Christensen) turned to the dark side and become Darth Vader. Obi wan kenobi takes place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where Kenobi (McGregor) won the duel with Anakin but lost his best friend and saw the Empire rise from the ashes of the Republic.

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There is no word on which characters the other Obi wan kenobi the cast members – Ingram, Nanjiani, Varma, Friend, Jackson Jr., Kang, Kessell, and Safdie – will perform, but Star Wars fans have started speculating whether they will be humans, aliens, or droids.

Behind the scenes, Deborah Chow – who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian season 1 – will direct everything Obi wan kenobi episodes. Executive Producers include Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Michelle Rejwan, Obi wan kenobi writer Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Chow and McGregor. Obi wan kenobi had a bit of troubled production, going from a standalone movie to a series (due to the failures of Solo: A Star Wars Story), and then (throwing out all the scripts after) changing writer from Hossein Amini (Drive) to Harold.

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Obi wan kenobi will air on Disney + and Disney + Hotstar, not until 2022. Before that, we’ll have the Star Wars animation: The Bad Batch (premiering May 4), The Book of Boba Fett (December 2021) and The Mandalorian season 3 ( early 2022) perhaps).


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