Obi-Wan Kenobi cast revealed! Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton starring in Disney+ seriees
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.