Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Reveals Commander Cody's Scrapped Role (Exclusive)

In an exclusive interview with The Direct, Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Stuart Beattie revealed that early versions of the project included Commander Cody.

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May 27, 2022
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Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
Moses Ingram as Inquisitor Reva
Rupert Friend as Grand Inquisitor
Sung Kang as Fifth Brother
Chung-hoon Chung
Hannah Friedman
Joby Harold
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Natalie Holt
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Thomas Hayslip
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Obi-Wan Kenobi News and Rumors

The Obi Wan Kenobi series has been a long time coming, with a Star Wars project centered around Obi Wan being in development for a number of years and being long demanded by fans following the epic conclusion of Revenge of the Sith.

The show was billed as portraying the rematch of the century, pitting Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi against his former Padawan learner Anakin Skywalker, now suited up as the evil Darth Vader.

With the formal announcement of the Disney+ show’s existence, Kenobi news went wild. Hayden Christensen was also soon announced to join Ewan McGregor in the series, as the Chosen One himself Anakin Skywalker. This, in itself, sparked discussion as to whether the show would include flashbacks to The Clone Wars, potentially showing the pair in their heyday as General Kenobi and General Skywalker. Rupert Friend was also confirmed to be joining the show as the Grand Inquisitor, with Maya Erskine cast in a supporting role.

Many fans have been curious about the number of episodes Obi-Wan Kenobi will have? Though some rumblings suggested that the show would include as few as four chapters, the series was confirmed to be six episodes long.

The Kenobi series was also given an age rating of 9+, much lower than expected when compared to fellow Disney+ shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

After months upon months of waiting, the first Obi Wan Kenobi Trailer finally dropped, bringing with it the confirmation that a Young Luke Skywalker would feature in the series staying at his homestead on Tatooine. Also shown were the live-action renditions of the Sith Inquisitors previously introduced in Star Wars: Rebels, former Jedi turned to the dark side by the Empire to hunt remaining Force users.

This included the villainous Inquisitor Reva, played by Moses Ingram, and fellow Dark Side user Fifth Brother, portrayed by Fast and FuriousSung Kang.

The Kenobi release date also shifted around a number of times, before finally settling on a dual-episode premiere on May 27.

Star Wars day celebrated May the Fourth by releasing a second Kenobi trailer, revealing the first footage of Darth Vader and expanding on the role that Uncle Owen plays in the show.

It was also provided the first at who Kumail Nanjiani was playing in the Obi wan series, with subsequent interviews revealing that the Eternals actor would be playing street-level con man Haja.

With the appearance of Inquisitors and returning cast members from previous Star Wars installments, it begs the question what other returning figures and potential cameos await in Obi Wan Kenobi

Some fans are adamant that Obi Wan’s master Qui-Gon Jinn will return in some form, with rumors indicating that Liam Neeson could indeed be back in the role. Other comments from various Obi Wan Kenobi’s actors have had fans questioning if the cast are hinting at a Jedi: Fallen Order crossover, leading to speculation that Cal Kestis or Second Sister could join the fray.

Latest Obi-Wan Kenobi (Series) News

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Plot rumors pointed to a new Jedi coming into play for Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Post-Credits Scene Teased By New Leak

A new Obi Wan-Kenobi rumor has teased a post-credits scene for the Disney+ series and details about who fans might see.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Rumor Reveals When to Expect More Disney+ Footage to Release

A new rumor has teased when Star Wars fans can expect new footage for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.

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New Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Poster Shows Off Darth Vader Battle

A new promotional banner for Obi-Wan Kenobi unveiled a preview of the titular Jedi's battle against Darth Vader.

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New Obi-Wan Kenobi Photos Show Off Fresh Costume, Grand Inquisitor & More

New stills from Lucasfilm's Obi-Wan Kenobi featuring Ewan McGregor and Rupert Friend have been released.

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Hayden Christensen Teases Darth Vader's Future After Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hayden Christensen recently talked about making his return as Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, as well as his possible future within the franchise.

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Watch: First Obi-Wan Kenobi Clip Released Online

A new extended clip from Obi-Wan Kenobi was released online showing the conflict between Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen.

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Watch: Ewan McGregor Speaks Out Against Fans Attacking Obi-Wan Kenobi Actress

Ewan McGregor has posted a video in response to the racist statements made towards Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3 Features Horrific Jedi Younglings Easter Egg

Episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi revealed a horrific Easter egg that's connects to the fate of Jedi younglings.

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Darth Vader Actor Reveals How Much Weight He Gained for Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hayden Christensen revealed how much weight he gained to play Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale Poster Teases Darth Vader Rematch on Mustafar

A new social media post from Disney+ Hotstar revealed a familiar setting for Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi's rematch.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale Hyped Up By Lucasfilm Exec: ‘Don’t Think Anyone Is Ready’

Lucasfilm's PR director Tracy Cannobbio teased the exciting finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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How Star Wars Wasted Hayden Christensen In Obi-Wan Kenobi

How Star Wars wasted Hayden Christensen throughout Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.

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Star Wars’ John Boyega Gives Honest Review for Obi-Wan Kenobi

John Boyega shared his reaction to watching Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Gets Honest About Spoilery Leaks Online

Ewan McGregor addressed the online leaks leading up to Obi-Wan Kenobi's debut on Disney+.

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Watch: Disney+ Reveals First Trailer for New Obi-Wan Kenobi Special

Star Wars has revealed a trailer for its upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi special on Disney+.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Disney+ Reportedly Sets Release Date for New Trailer

The supposed release date for the first Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer has been revealed.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Disney+ Rumor Reveals Possible Trailer Release Date

Rumors teased that Obi-Wan Kenobi's first trailer will debut on either March 9 or March 10.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Disney+ Leak Spoils Darth Vader Flashback Details

A new report reveals how Darth Vader could be implemented into the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

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Star Wars Fan Spots Tragic Darth Vader Easter Egg In New Kenobi Poster

The official poster for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that will officially premiere on Disney+ in May features what appears to be Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Stuntman Reveals Which Scenes Hayden Christensen Gets Replaced as Darth Vader

Obi-Wan Kenobi's Darth Vader stunt double has revealed who wears the suit during various situations.

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20 Obi-Wan Kenobi Characters Get LEGO Star Wars Figures In New Fan Concept

A fan designed images of what 20 characters from Obi-Wan Kenobi would look like in LEGO Star Wars.

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Ewan McGregor Breaks Silence on Liam Neeson’s Obi-Wan Kenobi Surprise

Ewan McGregor talked about Liam Neeson’s return in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Ewan McGregor Speaks Out on NOT Wanting to Join Marvel

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 Receives Promising Update From Ewan McGregor

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Toy Reveals Best Look at Darth Vader’s Damaged Face (Photos)

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Ewan McGregor Reacts to 'Homoerotic' Obi-Wan Kenobi & Anakin Fan Art

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Dave Filoni's Key Advice for Obi-Wan Kenobi's Grand Inquisitor Adaptation

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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Rushed Production Revealed by Disney+ Show Designer

A production designer for Obi-Wan Kenobi talked about how busy the production’s schedule was.

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Darth Vader Originally Won Obi-Wan Kenobi's Final Battle (Exclusive)

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'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Killed Off Reva In Original Script (Exclusive)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Trilogy Was Planned Before Disney+ (Exclusive)

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