Obi-Wan will be back on our screens starting May 25th, 2022 streaming exclusively on Disney+! Many Star Wars fans speculated that the highly anticipated series would debut on the internationally celebrated May the 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day. While this may seem like a missed opportunity, an important significance lies in their chosen date. Star Wars premiered on May 25th, 1977 making Obi-Wan Kenobi’s release date the 45th anniversary of the iconic film’s release.
The series will be led by the original prequel trilogy actor of Obi-Wan, Ewan McGregor, and will include appearances from Hayden Christensen reprising his role of Anakin Skywalker. Also joining the cast are Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Sung Kang, and Simone Kessel. With Mandalorian director Deborah Chow on the team, we have confidence this series will be stellar.
The story is set to begin ten years after Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith. The film ends with Obi-Wan Kenobi confronted by the corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turns to the dark side and becomes the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
We’re counting down the days until we can finally tune in to the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, until then we are having fun wondering what familiar characters we may meet.
Cameo Moments It Would Be Cool To See
Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru
From the official poster, we know that Obi-Wan is on Tatooine as the two suns are visible. Since it’s been only ten years since the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, there would be nine years left before Star Wars: A New Hope takes place making it possible for us to glimpse Luke’s aunt and uncle.
C3PO & R2-D2
You love them, we love them, everyone loves them. Can you blame us for wanting an appearance from our favorite protocol and astromech droids?
We may be biased since she’s one of our favorite characters, but we were excited to see Ahsoka Tano making appearances in other Star Wars Disney+ series’ and our fingers stay crossed for a cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin
Grand Moff Tarkin is an important commander in the Empire, he even ordered the destruction of the planet Alderaan in Star Wars: A New Hope. Could we possibly get a peek of his rise through the ranks?
We don’t want to spoil Boba Fett for anyone who has yet to watch it, but we have good reason to believe we perhaps will at least be hearing a reference of our cute Grogu. He’s become a beloved Star Wars character so the writers might just include a one-off line for those fans who pay close attention.
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