In an exclusive interview with The Direct, Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Stuart Beattie revealed that early versions of the project included Commander Cody.
- Release Date:
- May 27, 2022
- Number of episodes:
- How To Watch:
- Deborah Chow
- 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
- Music / Composer:
- Natalie Holt
- William Ross
- John Williams
- Thomas Hayslip
- Katterli Frauenfelder
- Science fiction
- Previous Series:
- The Book of Boba Fett
- Next Series:
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 Furious’ Sung 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
Plot rumors pointed to a new Jedi coming into play for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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A new rumor has teased when Star Wars fans can expect new footage for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.
A new promotional banner for Obi-Wan Kenobi unveiled a preview of the titular Jedi's battle against Darth Vader.
New stills from Lucasfilm's Obi-Wan Kenobi featuring Ewan McGregor and Rupert Friend have been released.
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.
A new extended clip from Obi-Wan Kenobi was released online showing the conflict between Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen.
Ewan McGregor has posted a video in response to the racist statements made towards Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram.
Episode 3 of Obi-Wan Kenobi revealed a horrific Easter egg that's connects to the fate of Jedi younglings.
Hayden Christensen revealed how much weight he gained to play Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A new social media post from Disney+ Hotstar revealed a familiar setting for Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi's rematch.
Lucasfilm's PR director Tracy Cannobbio teased the exciting finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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John Boyega shared his reaction to watching Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Ewan McGregor addressed the online leaks leading up to Obi-Wan Kenobi's debut on Disney+.
Star Wars has revealed a trailer for its upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi special on Disney+.
The supposed release date for the first Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer has been revealed.
Rumors teased that Obi-Wan Kenobi's first trailer will debut on either March 9 or March 10.
A new report reveals how Darth Vader could be implemented into the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
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.
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Darth Vader stunt double has revealed who wears the suit during various situations.
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A fan designed images of what 20 characters from Obi-Wan Kenobi would look like in LEGO Star Wars.
Ewan McGregor talked about Liam Neeson’s return in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Ewan McGregor explained why he isn't interested in joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ewan McGregor revealed the status of a potential second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Moses Ingram reveals she wants to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hot Toys has revealed a new 1/6th scale figure of Darth Vader’s damaged visage in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s finale.
Ewan McGregor shared his thoughts on certain pieces of fan art from Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Dave Filoni was credited as being the guiding voice for the Inquisitors' lightsaber designs in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Disney has confirmed plans to make Galaxy's Edge compatible with other eras of Star Wars.
A production designer for Obi-Wan Kenobi talked about how busy the production’s schedule was.
In an exclusive interview with The Direct, Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Stuart Beattie talked about the original plans for Darth Vader.
Some new photos from behind the scenes in Obi-Wan Kenobi showcase what was real and what was a giant LED screen.
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A theory breaking down three possible Star Wars projects Reva Sevander could next appear in.
Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Stuart Beattie revealed the original plans for Reva's character in an exclusive interview with The Direct.
Stuart Beattie, a writer on Obi-Wan Kenobi, revealed in an exclusive interview with The Direct that the project was originally planned as a film trilogy.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s viewership on Disney+ eclipsed another popular Star Wars series.
After Reva's encounter with Darth Vader in Episode 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi, what role will she play in the finale?