Disney+ is lastly prepared to begin manufacturing on its streaming Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, if a bit later than you might need anticipated. Filming for the “particular occasion” Star Wars present is now as a result of begin in April (a month later than star Ewan McGregor claimed), in line with Disney. In change for the wait, although, you are additionally getting a clearer take a look at the solid — McGregor and Hayden Christensen aren’t the one huge names within the present.
Just a few of the solid members are veterans from the prequel-era motion pictures, together with Bonnie Piesse and Joel Edgerton (Beru and Owen Lars). Nonetheless, you will additionally discover a host of newcomers with robust credentials, together with Sport of Thrones‘ Indira Varma, Homeland‘s Rupert Buddy and Kumail Nanjiani (who may have achieved a nerd trifecta of showing in Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and X-Recordsdata).
Veteran The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow was already slated to direct Obi-Wan. The collection takes place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, when Anakin grew to become Darth Vader and Palpatine had the Jedi successfully worn out.
This may not be a long-running present. Nonetheless, the casting says lots about Disney’s objectives — it desires this to be a marquee collection with robust supporting characters. And that stage of star energy could be mandatory. Whereas the Disney+ catalog of originals is increasing, it is nonetheless sufficiently small that the success of the service hinges on each new launch. A powerful displaying for Obi-Wan could possibly be essential to fulfilling Disney’s new concentrate on streaming.