Obi-Wan Kenobi cast revealed! Joel Edgerton joins Hayden Christensen in upcoming Disney+ series set to take place 10 years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
- Disney+ announced the cast of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Monday
- Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and a slew of others will be joining previously announced stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the series
- McGregor will return as the titular Obi-Wan, whereas Hayden will play Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
- The show takes place 10 years after the events of the 2005 film, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith
Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and a slew of others will be joining Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the upcoming Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Disney+ announced Monday on Twitter the cast of their upcoming event series, set to begin production in April.
Ewan and Hayden’s involvement in the series was already previously announced, with McGregor, 49, returning as the titular Obi-Wan and Hayden, 39, playing Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.
Star-studded: Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and a slew of others will be joining Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the upcoming Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Lights, camera, action: Ewan and Hayden’s involvement in the series was already previously announced, with McGregor returning as the titular Obi-Wan and Hayden playing Darth Vader
Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie are also joining the line-up of stars.
The upcoming series event will take place 10 years after the events of the 2005 film Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, and will see Obi-Wan square off against Anakin Skywalker.
Last year, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy described the rumble as ‘the rematch of the century.’
While many fans assumed that Obi-Wan and Anakin didn’t meet again until he had fully transformed into Darth Vader in the first Star Wars movie, 1977’s A New Hope, this show will reveal a battle in between.
Out of this world! Kumail Nanjiani has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney+ series
Joining the cast: Joel Edgerton was among the many cast members revealed Monday
Since there is roughly a 30-year gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, there was certainly the possibility of their paths crossing again, which has now been confirmed.
‘It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker,’ said Christensen in a statement.
‘Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t on the greatest of terms when we last saw them… ‘ he added.
‘Rematch of the century’: The upcoming series event will take place 10 years after Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, and will see Obi-Wan square off against Anakin Skywalker
‘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,’ he concluded.
McGregor debuted as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first Star Wars prequel, 1999’s The Phantom Menace, with Jake Lloyd portraying young Anakin.
Christensen played Anakin 10 years later in 2002’s The Clone Wars, and returned in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith.
Anakin and Obi-Wan squared off in an epic battle at the end of Revenge of the Sith, which marked the start of his descent into becoming Darth Vader.
The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will premiere in 2022.
New and familiar faces: The cast is made up of returning Star Wars actors and stars newer to the franchise