Disney+ has dropped new poster artwork and introduced a free up date for its extremely expected Superstar Wars by-product sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi. The primary episode will drop at the streaming platform on Might 25, 2022. We will’t wait.
And sure, uber-fans, Might 25 is similar date Superstar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was once launched in 1977 (again when it was once identified merely as Superstar Wars). That movie celebrates its forty fifth anniversary this 12 months, and Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut the evening prior to Superstar Wars Party in Anaheim, California.
As reported up to now, we first discovered in August 2019 that the rumors had been true a few Superstar Wars by-product sequence that includes Obi-Wan Kenobi. That is additionally once we discovered that Ewan McGregor, who performed Obi-Wan within the Superstar Wars prequels, would reprise the section. The actor himself made a wonder look on the tail finish of a show off presentation at D23 Expo 2019, Disney’s annual fan extravaganza. Then got here the large information that his co-star Hayden Christensen would reprise his function as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy known as it “the rematch of the century” on the December 2020 Disney Traders Day.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are reprising their roles as Owen Lars and his spouse, Beru, who elevate the younger Luke Skywalker at the wasteland planet Tatooine. Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s solid additionally comprises Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Buddy, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Maya Erskine, and Benny Safdie in undisclosed roles.
We were given our first glance at one of the most idea artwork for the sequence all the way through Disney+ Day again in November. Whilst the sizzle reel (which in brief leaked on-line previously) contained no precise photos, followers had been humming concerning the photographs showcasing Obi-Wan and none rather than Darth Vader, lightsabers locked in fight. We additionally noticed idea artwork that includes Vader in what seems to be his fortress on Mustafar.
The sequence can be set 10 years after Superstar Wars: Revenge of the Sith—, the movie the place Obi-Wan confronted off towards Anakin Skywalker, who grew to become to the Darkish Facet and sooner or later turned into Sith Lord Darth Vader. That length goes to be “a gloomy time” for Obi-Wan, who should care for the lack of all his pals, in line with director Deborah Chow. The poster artwork definitely displays that.
Chow (who directed more than one episodes of The Mandalorian) additionally stated that Obi-Wan and different Jedi who survived Order 66 are being hunted down via the Empire’s Jedi Hunters within the corporate of Stormtroopers. Obi-Wan is on Tatooine with a undertaking to offer protection to younger Luke Skywalker, a minimum of because the sequence opens.
We nonetheless do not know a lot else concerning the sequence, however Might is only some months away, so be expecting to look the standard teasers and trailers trickle out over the following few months.