Disney announces the beginning of the filming of ‘Obi Wan’ with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen leading the cast of a fiction that, in principle, was going to be a feature film
One of the great successes that George Lucas had with his Star Wars prequel trilogy was to give the emblematic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi to Ewan McGregor, who knew how to breathe an unmistakable personality and development to the character beyond where Alec Guinness took him in the original trilogy. His relationship with his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, was the main thread of those three films. Disney, aware of this, Mortal Kombat movie online always had in his sights to bring him back. Since the acquisition of Lucasfilm, a movie for the character was on the table within the series of spin-offs of the different characters (others were Boba Fett or it was even rumored that Yoda).
However, the unfair and undeserved setback that Han Solo’s film suffered forced a rethinking of this project. What was once to be a movie was redirected into a six-hour miniseries.
Deborah Chow will be the showrunner of this series, backed by the success of her passage through The Mandalorian. Of course Ewan McGregor had to come back. And the actor confessed in Empire that he is excited. But the bombshell news broke on Investor’s Day in December when it was confirmed that Hayden Christensen would also return to play Darth Vader.
The fiction will place us 10 years after the Empire emerged as the leader of the free world. The Jedi order is dying and Kenobi finds himself exiled on the planet Tatooine as a custodian in the shadow of young Luke Skywalker, who grows up on the modest farm of his uncles, oblivious to everything he represents. Speaking of these, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who played Owen and Beru Lars in the prequel saga, will also return to their respective roles.
Will we see that young Luke? In the list of the main characters he does not appear as such, but who knows if he could be an ace up Disney’s sleeve. The other actors also confirmed are Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang … Of all of them the signing that is giving the most to talk about is that of Indira Varma. The Game of Thrones actress has fans revolutionized. Could she be the Sith Asajj Ventress?
Another question that many are asking is whether gangster clans like Jabba the Hutt will be seen. It would be feasible, but seeing the acting cast and that hardly any information about their characters has been revealed, it seems unlikely. We would bet on original plots perhaps as a way to continue in live action what was seen in Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. What is clear is that the roles of Kenobi and Vader will be those that carry the greatest weight that will be reinforced and their bows better profiled in the face of the events of Star Wars IV: A New Hope.