The first episodes of Obi Wan Kenobi the newest war of stars Spin-off miniseries following the success of The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s bookhave arrived on Disney+.
Spanning six shows, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reprises his role as George Lucas’ eponymous Jedi Master The Phantom Menace (1999), attack of the Clone warriors (2002) and Vengeance of the Sith (2005), prequel to the original trilogy in which Sir Alec Guinness played the role.
The events of the new show, directed by Deborah Chow and directed by Joby Harold, take place 10 years later on Tatooine Vengeance of the Sithin which Obi-Wan couldn’t stop his protégé Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) from turning to the dark side of the Force and nine years prior to the storyline of A new hope (1977), the very first war of stars Adventure.
Christensen also returns as Darth Vader, while the cast is rounded out by Rupert Friend, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Indira Varma and Sung Kang.
Fans can expect lightsaber duels and the return of other favorite characters from the franchise, perhaps Chewbacca, Darth Maul, or even Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn in spectral form.
McGregor has said he always had Guinness’ original performances in mind when producing Guinness Obi Wanand revealed he regularly listened to recordings of the great actor’s distinctive speaking voice in his dressing room to ensure his impersonation remained consistent.
“It has to feel like him,” said the 51-year-old screen star. “I studied him in this film. I always have to be someone who becomes Alec Guinness at the end of the day.”
Director Chow said the character’s transition from guilt-ridden rebel fighter to Zen-like guru is central to the new series’ approach: “How did he get from the shores of Mustafar to the rest of Sir Alec Guinness? Something obviously happened between those 20 years. For us, that was largely why we felt like we were actually telling a story.”
The project has reportedly been in development for years, once directed by Stephen Daldry, but had to be reconsidered following its overwhelming box office performance Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018.
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The first two episodes of Obi Wan Kenobi arrived on Disney+, the company’s subscription streaming service, on Friday, May 27th, the third on June 1st and the rest followed weekly, one after the other, between June 8th and 22nd.
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