The Obi-Wan TV Series Has Found Its Tremendous Cast

Obi-Wan and Anakin are back, albeit in very different ways since we last saw them on the big screen.
Obi-Wan and Anakin are back, albeit in very different ways since we last saw them on the big screen.
Image: Lucasfilm

The next chapter of Lucasfilm’s plans for Disney+ is about to begin—taking us back to a broken friendship that changed the Star Wars galaxy forever. Now, as Obi-Wan Kenobi prepares to enter production, we officially know who’s joining prequel stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the streaming series.

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To celebrate the show commencing filming in April, Disney+ has officially confirmed the full cast for Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series is set ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, “where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader,” the provided press release notes.

Alongside Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Master, Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader for the first time since the prequel trilogy came to an end in 2005. Here’s the full cast, including previously rumored stars like Indira Varma.

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Image: Lucasfilm

Character details were not released—beyond the obvious naming of just who McGregor and Christensen will play, as well as the fact that presumably Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith roles as Owen and Beru Lars. Highlights joining the cast include Marvel’s Eternal’s Kumail Nanjiani, Queen’s Gambit’s O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Fast and Furious’s Sung Kang, who will almost certainly not be playing the Han Seoul-Oh we’d be more familiar with in this galaxy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will release on Disney+ at a currently undisclosed date.

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DISCUSSION

inefficientandmiserable
InefficientAndMiserable

Anyone have any thoughts on why Hayden has been cast? He’s not tall enough to fill the suit and probably not the voice. It must be more than just a cameo, normally that would be a rumor/easter egg.

Flashbacks? Maybe there will be scenes inside the helmet like Iron Man. Or a bunch of scenes without the helmet, Vader commanding from the bacta tank.