Obi-Wan Kenobi Actor Teases Many Jedi & Darth Vader Characters In Disney+ Series

By Nora Ambrose Updated:
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One of the most anticipated projects from the upcoming Star Wars slate is the long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Fans have patiently been waiting for Ewan McGregor to once again take up the role of the famous Jedi Master, and as more details about the show emerge, the hype only builds.

There have already been teases of a showdown between Kenobi and his former apprentice, Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader. New info reinforces Vader's appearance in the show coming alongside his Inquisitors. The series may also include flashbacks to the Clone Wars, showcasing Anakin Skywalker before his turn to the dark side.

Sung Kang, an actor on the show, recently shared some interesting details about life on set for this highly-anticipated series.


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In an interview Rotten Tomatoes posted to Twitter, Sung Kang talked about the incredible feeling of being on set for a Star Wars production. Kang discussed the immense "feeling of legacy" in the production and how every crew member feels like it's their "dream to be here."

Kang also gave some brief details about characters in this production, as he mentioned the presence of "Darth Vader" and "Jedis" on set being "pinch yourself" moments.

" see one of the Star Wars characters, or Darth Vader character, or you know, one of the Jedis walking around."


While Vader's appearance in the show has been confirmed for a while, Sung Kang's mention of "Jedis" walking around implies there could be more lightsaber-wielders in the series than just Master Kenobi.

If Hayden Christiansen plays Anakin in Clone Wars flashbacks, that alone would account for multiple Jedi. The Jedi Order featured pretty heavily in the war; however, so any number of Jedi could appear. Perhaps Anakin's apprentice Ahsoka Tano could show face, which would put the two together in live-action for the first time and help to neatly connect the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series to Revenge of the Sith.

It's also possible other Jedi survivors of Order 66 will appear in the show, potentially coming to Obi-Wan for guidance or protection. Hunting them could potentially be what lures Vader to Obi-Wan's location, or what causes Kenobi to stand against his former apprentice away from Tattooine, where he guards the young Luke Skywalker.

There's still a lot about Obi-Wan Kenobi that remains unknown, but fans can expect new information as the 2022 release draws closer.

- About The Author: Nora Ambrose
Nora Ambrose has been a Writer at The Direct since 2021. She specializes in all things Star Wars and Marvel, with a particular eye towards representation in media.