Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Joel Edgerton, & More Join The Cast Of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
With production getting underway in just a few short weeks, it appears Star Wars fans are getting a little bit more information regarding the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series. Monday, the official Star Wars Twitter account revealed the full cast of the show with some recognizable names sure to get fans talking.
Notably, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are returning to Star Wars. The duo portrays young versions of Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Previously, rumors pointed to the return of these characters, alongside Luke himself, but this is the first confirmation. Additionally, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen are on-board to reprise their roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the prequels.
Joining the returning stars are Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Sung Kang. Moreover, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie join the previously announced Indira Varma in the ensemble cast as well. At the time of this writing, these performers’ characters have not been revealed. Take a look at the full cast as well as an updated look at the show’s title artwork below!
Last January, the series stalled, reportedly due to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s displeasure with the show’s script. The scripts underwent a series of changes with screenwriter Joby Harold joining the writer’s room. Additionally, showrunner and director Deborah Chow is still very much attached to the project with production beginning in April.
Obi-Wan Kenobi joins the litany of announced projects in the works for Disney+. During December’s Disney Investors Day, the aforementioned Kennedy announced new projects like The Acolyte, Lando, Rangers of the New Republic, and an Ahsoka Tano Mandalorian spinoff series.
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