You know when something is Tweeted And Deleted it’s most likely some sort of delicious communiqué, so when Disney+ were caught tweeting, then deleting a post regarding the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi TV series, it was promising that in the near future, the bantha fodder surrounding the series would be clear the way for some hard facts, and today some of those facts have come.
Following hot on the heels of the season finale of current Star Wars serial The Book Of Boba, just as they’ve done in the past, Disney+ gave fans something to look forward to, confirming that the next episodic Star Wars adventure will be the Ewan McGregor-fronted Obi Wan Kenobi, which will hit screens Wednesday, May 25th, solifiding the day as our weekly Mecca for more content dished out by The Mouse from Far, Far, Away.
The announcement this morning is worth your timeif only for the rather slick artwork, which features a rather rushed looking Obi Wan wondering somewhat listlessly through the endless sand dunes of – you guessed it – Tatooine, were a middle-aged Kenobi lives in exile following The Clone Wars and the rise of the Empire.
Other than the locale, which seems to be a favourite for The Mandalorian writer and now Obi Wan Kenobi showrunner Deborah Chow, not much is known about how the series will unfold. We know the show will bring Kenobi together again with Anakin Skywalker, once again played by Hayden Christensen, but an absolutely stacked cast, it’s clear there’ll be much more at play than just the dynamic between those two.
Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, who’ll be reprising his role as Uncle Owen, with Marvel alum Kumail Nanjiani as well as Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Sung Kang are some of the top-shelf talent also confirmed for the series.
Rather than keep us guessing, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has straight-up confirmed that following Obi Wan Kenobi, we’ll get to see the Rogue One-inspired spin off Andor following new-found fan favourite Diego Luna on his missions of intrege and suspense.
And before we start getting too carried away with timeline-swapping silly buggers that other high-budget prestiege content has us accustomed to now, do not – I repeat – do not get any hopes up for some sort of cameo from the original Obi Wan Kenobi Alec Guinness as he’s been dead for more than two decades.