The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be a continuation of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. These movies are being released following the success of Rogue One and Solo A Star Wars Story. This Obi-Wan movie follows Obi Wan’s life after he became an exile in Tatooine, where he trains Luke Skywalker as well as other Jedi before his death at Darth Vader’s hand during A New Hope.
What is the release date of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?
Obi-Wan Kenobi is an upcoming movie about a Star Wars character. It will be on the Disney+ streaming service. This movie is set 10 years after the Sith Lord. The writer is Joby Harold, and the director was Deborah Chow.
Ewan McGregor is the producer, and he also stars as the main character. Hayden Christensen also stars, reprising his role. The movie was first a spin-off of a film that was to be directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Hossein Amini. But it became a limited series after Solo: A Star Wars Story did not do well in the box office.
McGregor will be starring in the movie. Chow was hired to direct the movie. The production will start in July 2020, but it was put on hold because Lucasfilm had problems with the scripts for the movies. Harold was rewriting the series in April 2020. Casting for the show was announced in March 2021, and filming began in April 2021. Obi-Wan Kenobi will come out in 2022. It will be six episodes.
An important Jedi who lived after Order 66. He now lives on Tatooine and watches over Luke. McGregor was excited to play a better version of Obi-Wan. He liked it more than the one in the prequel movies.
Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader: Obi-Wan’s apprentice, who fell to the dark side and became a Sith Lord.
Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars: A moisture farmer on Tatooine who is Luke Skywalker’s uncle.
Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars: Owen is Luke Skywalker’s aunt.
Additionally, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine have been cast in undisclosed roles.
What about the production of the Obi-Wan Kenobi Series?
McGregor entered negotiations to be the star of a TV series for Disney+ that is about Obi-Wan Kenobi. In August 2019, they announced the deal at Disney’s D23 event. The show will take place 8 years after the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Filming for this movie was scheduled to start in 2020. There were six episodes planned. The scripts had already been written at the time of the announcement. McGregor said this announcement made him feel relieved because he had told people for four years that he was involved with a Kenobi spin-off, and that was not true. A month later, Kennedy announced that Deborah Chow would direct the Kenobi series after she impressed Kennedy with her work directing episodes of The Mandalorian.
What can we expect from Obie-Wan Kenobi Series?
In November 2019, Amini said that the time period of Star Wars is fascinating because the Jedi are dealing with losing friends and their order. This allowed Amini to explore other aspects of the Star Wars franchise, like its spiritual side.
George Lucas took inspiration from the sources that he found while making Star Wars. These sources included books about Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces and Buddhism. Amini said that when he was making the series, he was able to explore the character, politics, and history more than in a two-hour movie.
That is because there is always an imperative for action and plot to move quickly in a movie. Chow felt that her work on The Mandalorian was really good training for the Kenobi series. She learned from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
What are fans expecting from Obi-Wan Kenobi Series?
The Clone Wars had 22 episodes and spanned over 900 minutes of airtime. Lucas took inspiration from sources such as books on Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” and Buddhism when writing Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Amini said that working on this series was different than other projects because he could explore Obi-Wan more deeply without having to worry about the plot or making sure things happened quickly, like in movies. Fans are expecting that Obi-Wan Series would be more closely tied into the original trilogy, but it’s not confirmed at this time.