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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi cast revealed, begins filming in April

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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Disney + show that follows the beloved Jedi Master ‘s journey through the galaxy, begins filming in April. Joining this announcement, Disney and LucasFilm have revealed the main cast of the series, and of course the cast is Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan. He is joined by Hayden Christensen, who will reprise the role of Darth Vader.

In addition to these headliners, Obi-Wan Kenobi will star Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

While any newly announced acting roles remain unannounced, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse played Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in the prequel trilogy, and will likely reprise those roles for the series.

The cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Source: StarWars.com).

The show will take place 10 years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and thus follows the events of Anakin Skywalker falling even further to the dark side and becoming Sith Lord Darth Vader. No other plot details have been revealed.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will be directed by Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1; The sin and The jugement. The show will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and writer Joby Harold.

To learn more about the many worlds of Star Wars, find out how Obi-Wan on the verge of a “standalone season”, and why Liam Neeson has not been invited to play Qui-Gon Jinn. And if you want a glimpse of what Uncle Owen might be on the show, check out our (definitely not silly) video of him. read a Star Wars script written by IGN.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment editor.

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