What To Expect From the Future of the Star Wars Universe and When to Expect It
2022: OBI-WAN KENOBI
Officially announced in August of 2019, the Disney Plus series will see Ewan McGregor return to the role of the wise Jedi Master first played by Sir Alec Guinness in 1977.
While originally Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the scripts for the series have been penned and that production would begin sometime in 2020, McGregor revealed that production on the show would not begin until 2021. Additionally, the series is reportedly being cut down to 4 episodes from the original plan of 6. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the show will end up having a shorter runtime since it’s possible that the story fits four longer episodes better than six shorter ones.
Deborah Chow, who directed two acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian, will serve as showrunner for the series which will be set 8 years after the conclusion of Revenge of the Sith. The show is expected to begin production in September of 2021 in southern L.A.
Late into August 2020 it was confirmed by Corey and Noah over at the Kessel Run Transmissions that Hayden Christensen is indeed returning to the Star Wars universe to play Anakin Skywalker, as well as a few plot points from the show.
In December 2020 the rumors that Hayden Christensen was to return to the world of Star Wars to play Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader were confirmed at the 2020 Disney Investor Day presentation. As the production start date approached, Indira Varma joined the series in an undisclosed role. In late March 2021, besides the aforementioned Varma, another 9 names were confirmed as being part o the cast, with Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse reprising their roles from the Star Wars Prequels.
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Ben Kenobi
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker
Joel Edgerton in an unknown role
Bonnie Piesse in an unknown role
Moses Ingram in an unknown role
Indira Varma in an unknown role
Kumail Nanjiani in an unknown role
Rupert Friend in an unknown role
O’Shea Jackson Jr. in an unknown role
Sung Kang in an unknown role
Simone Kessell in an unknown role
Benny Safdie in an unknown role
According to The Illuminerdi the series will feature appearances by both Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa as young children.
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