By Josh Reilly B.
The cast for the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ was revealed this morning. Lucasfilm announced new cast members for the limited event series, which was already confirmed to feature Ewan McGregor as the title character and Hayden Christensen reprising his role as the villainous Darth Vader for the first time since 2005. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed two episodes of The Mandalorian in the first season.
Previously, Kathleen Kennedy described the series as “the rematch of the century”, hinting that a confrontation between Obi-Wan and his former Padawan is on the cards.
On his role as the Chosen One and coming back to play the character, Hayden Christensen stated in December that “it was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker. Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t on the greatest of terms when we last saw them… It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I’m excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back.”
Production on the series is set to begin this April.
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