The full cast for the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series has been announced as Ewan McGregor returns to the role he previously played in the “Star Wars” prequels…
The upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” event series headed to Disney+ is expected to get into production soon and now the full cast for the show has been revealed.
Of course, Ewan McGregor leads the way as he returns to play the powerful Jedi master after previously portraying him in three “Star Wars” prequels with his most recent appearance coming in 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith.”
McGregor will be joined by his “Star Wars” co-star Hayden Christensen, who will return to play Darth Vader for the upcoming series after he portrayed Anakin Skywalker in the prequels before eventually succumbing to the Dark Side of The Force in the final film in the series.
Additional actors announced for the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series include — Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
“Star Wars” fans will immediately recognize Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse after they briefly portrayed Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in “Revenge of the Sith.”
The rest of the roles cast are unknown at this time but obviously there’s no shortage on star power, especially with actors like Kumail Nanjiani, who will be appearing in the Marvel film “Eternals” due out later this year as well as Rupert Friend, who received rave reviews for his role on the Showtime series “Homeland.”
While not much is known about the plot for the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series, a brief synopsis has been released that confirms the timeline for this story is set a decade after the Empire first came into power through the events in “Revenge of the Sith.”
“The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”
There’s still no release date but Disney has kept an ambitious scheduled for upcoming “Star Wars” projects, especially in the wake of the success of “The Mandalorian” as that series moves into its third season.
Production on “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is expected to start sometime in the spring.