‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ sequence proclaims solid, begins filming quickly

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The Pressure is powerful with this present.

Disney+ introduced Monday who might be becoming a member of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen on “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and the solid contains “Star Wars” alums, a Marvel superhero, a “Recreation of Thrones” star and extra.

Directed by Deborah Chow, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is ready 10 years after the occasions of “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” the 2005 movie that noticed Anakin Skywalker flip in opposition to his mentor and turn into Darth Vader. Chow’s “Star Wars” resume contains directing two episodes of “The Mandalorian” Season 1, in addition to a cameo taking part in an X-Wing pilot within the “Star Wars” spinoff sequence.

Described as a “particular occasion sequence,” the Disney+ authentic will see McGregor reprise his function because the titular Jedi Grasp and, as beforehand introduced, Christensen’s return as Darth Vader.

Becoming a member of the 2 on the present are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Buddy, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. The sequence will begin filming in April.

Character particulars have but to be revealed, however Edgerton and Piesse beforehand performed Owen and Beru Lars, respectively, in “Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode II — Assault of the Clones” (2002). Owen is Anakin’s stepbrother who, along with his spouse, Beru, raised Luke Skywalker.

Chow and McGregor additionally function govt producers on “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” together with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and author Joby Harold.

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The “Obi-Wan Kenobi” solid.

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