We will soon and again plunge into the sands of Star Wars, but this time in the footsteps of one of the greatest characters in mythology: Obi-Wan Kenobi. The new series, starring Ewan McGregor in the title role, finally has a broadcast date on Disney+.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Kenobiseries awaited as the messiah
Finally! After three years of waiting, the Star Wars series centered on the legendary Jedi master will show itself, with the announcement of a release date on the Disney+ streaming platform. We will still have to make a last effort of patience since it will be in the middle of spring, May 25, 2022, that the series will begin airing, as announced by Disney.
Rather charmed in 2019 by The Mandalorianits revival of the Star Wars canon and the adorable Baby Yoda, the fan community was rather disappointed with the most recent series The Boba Fett Book. Corn Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi a priori everything to convince very broadly.
Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their roles
In the Star Wars movies, Jedi Knight and Master Obi-Wan Kenobi have been portrayed by two comedians. The great Alec Guinness in Star Wars: A New Hope and star Ewan McGregor in the three prequel films, between 1999 and 2005: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Under the direction of George Lucas, Ewan McGregor convinces in the clothes of Obi-Wan and in the handling of the lightsaber.
Back for the series, he is not the only one to resume his role since Hayden Christensen will also be there, obviously in Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader’s character revival. The same antagonistic duo therefore as that of the Prelogy, which will inevitably capture all the attention of the public.
As a reminder, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series takes place ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and nine years before those of A new hope. Announced in the form of a mini-series consisting of six episodes, Obi-Wan Kenobi is by far the most anticipated new Star Wars creation.
Around McGregor and Christensen, the cast is notably made up of Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who were also present at the time in Attack of the Clones well as Rupert Friend and Indira Varma.