Obi-Wan Kenobi: New Rumor Reveals Premiere Month of Disney+ Show

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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The Star Wars universe is expanding on Disney+ as evidenced by the arrival of multiple live-action projects set in the galaxy far, far, away. One of those is Obi-Wan Kenobi

Directed by The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow, the upcoming Star Wars series will showcase the return of Ewan McGregor's famous Jedi Master and it will be set 10 years after the devastating events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

McGregor will be joined by a stellar cast that includes Sung Kang, Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and Hayden Christensen who is set to reprise his role as Darth Vader. Aside from Obi-Wan Kenobi's place in the Skywalker Saga timeline, plot details are still being kept under wraps. 

Production has already wrapped for the Star Wars series, but its release date is still a closely guarded secret. It's confirmed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will premiere in 2022, although fans have been kept in the dark as to when exactly it'll drop...

Obi-Wan Kenobi Rumored to Premiere in May 2022

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Jordan Maison, editor-in-chief of Cinelinx, shared that, based on "a lot of stuff" he's heard from insider sources, Obi-Wan Kenobi could premiere in May 2022. 

A Potential Star Wars Day Premiere? 

In a way, this rumor makes sense, especially considering the fact that Obi-Wan Kenobi has already wrapped filming. It is also fitting that the Ewan McGregor-led project would premiere in May since fans are well aware that it is the month that celebrates Star Wars day. 

In 2022, Star Wars Day falls on a Wednesday, meaning that there's a strong chance that Obi-Wan Kenobi might be released on that specific day. This would be in line with their previous plan for Star Wars Day 2021 when Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiered on May 4, 2021. 

At this rate, 2022 is poised to be a big year for the galactic franchise. 

The Book of Boba Fett is set to get things started at the tail-end of December, carrying over its six-episode slate into early 2022. 

After the Temeura Morrison-led series, it is unknown which project will be next, but it seems that Diego Luna's Andor is primed to take over the Star Wars branch on Disney+.

After Boba Fett's crime-infested adventures and Cassian Andor's exploits for the Rebellion, Obi-Wan Kenobi would then step in to allow fans to appreciate the much-talked-about original trilogy of the Skywalker Saga, with an added bonus of the premiere being set during Star Wars Day. 

This is pure speculation at this point, but many would agree that placing the three live-action series side by side would be a visual treat for Star Wars fans everywhere. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.