Disney+ has released the first official poster for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series. They have also confirmed the series will premiere on May 25th, 2022.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where “Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, turned evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.”
Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan, in the series. He will also be joined by prequel trilogy co-star Hayden Christensen, who is returning as Darth Vader.
The series also stars Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.
As the first series of The Book of Boba Fett comes to a close, Lucasfilm is gearing up to begin production on Ahsoka, the upcoming live-action Star Wars series. This is a series that a lot of Star Wars fans are very excited about because we finally get to see Ahsoka in action, in her own series. As she embarks on a quest to find Ezra and Thrawn.
Production on Star Wars: Ahsoka will begin by the end of the month, according to Production Weekly.
The Mandalorian Series 3 wraps production in March. If this is the case, we may expect to see both shows launch before the end of the year.
Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Ahsoka Tano, with a supporting cast including Natasha Liu, who is said to be playing a live-action version of Sabine Wren. A character who originated in Star Wars: Rebels.
According to Variety, actress Ivanna Sakhno has been cast in the spin-off series to The Mandalorian, for Disney Plus.
Sakhno will star opposite Rosario Dawson, who is reprising her role of Ahsoka Tano, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. Who was recently announced to be playing a live-action version of Sabine Wren, a character who first appeared in animated form in Star Wars: Rebels.
Details on who Sakhno is playing are being kept incredibly secret, although it seems she will be playing a new character created specifically for the series.
Sakhno recently appeared in a few episodes of the highly underrated series ‘High Fidelity’ with Zoe Kravitz.
“Ahsoka” is one of several live-action “Star Wars” properties being made for Disney Plus. Another spin-off to The Mandalorian, ‘The book of Bobba Fett’ airs next month. Series three of ‘The Mandalorian,’ is expected to arrive in 2022. The streamer is also working on Obi-Wan Kenobi series, starring Ewan McGregor as well as a Rogue One prequel, based around the character of Cassian Andor, with Diego Luna reprising his role.
According to Variety, Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Guns Akimbo) has been cast to play the live-action version of Sabine Wren in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series, Ahsoka.
Ahsoka is a spin-off to the critically acclaimed Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. In which Rosario Dawson, reprises her role of Ahsoka Tano.
Sabine was introduced in the animated series Star Wars: Rebels, she’s a young Mandalorian and explosives expert. She also has a love for graffiti, questioning authority and, is a dropout from the Imperial Academy of Mandalore.
After the fall of the Empire, Wren and Tano teamed up on a mission to find their missing friend, Ezra Bridger. It was revealed in The Mandalorian that Ahsoka was on the hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn.
It has also been reported that Thrawn and Ezra will appear in the series, played by Lars Mikkelsen and Mena Massoud respectively.
Here is the full Simon Pegg panel from MCM London.
Simon discusses The Dark Crystal, Star Trek, Star Wars, the Cornetto trilogy, Ready Player One and, Spaced.
Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He came to public prominence in the UK as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. He went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011).
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