“Obi-Wan Kenobi” Will Arrive in a Two-Episode Burst
We know that when Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ we’ll be getting a more powerful Darth Vader, new villains, and the long-awaited return of Ewan McGregor to the title role—and now we know we’ll be getting two episodes at once. Disney+ announced yesterday, with McGregor himself doing the explaining, that Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s release date has been moved back—don’t worry, it’s just two days—from May 25 to May 27. When it does arrive on Disney+, however, it’ll be the first two episodes, which somewhat makes up for the fact that it no longer falls exactly 45-years to the day after the original Star Wars release date of May 25, 1977.
We’ll let McGregor do the explaining:
Obi-Wan Kenobi picks up 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, with Obi-Wan Kenobi reeling from his defeat when he failed to keep his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), from turning to the dark side. Yet turn Anakin did (he was being fitted for his iconic Vader helmet at the end of the film), and by the time we meet him again in Obi-Wan Kenobi, he’ll be the Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Joining McGregor and Christensen are rising star Moses Ingram as the Inquisitor Reva, Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen, Sung Kang as the Inquisitor Fifth Brother, and a slew of other great performers including Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. The series is directed by Deborah Chow.
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Featured image: Ewan McGregor in “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Courtesy Disney+.