A indispensable date —
May presumably perhaps additionally 25 premiere date coincides with 45th anniversary of A Unique Hope‘s open.
Disney+ has dropped fresh poster art and announced a open date for its extremely anticipated Star Wars spinoff sequence Obi-Wan Kenobi. The main episode will tumble on the streaming platform on May presumably perhaps additionally 25, 2022. We can’t wait.
And yes, uber-followers, May presumably perhaps additionally 25 is an analogous date Star Wars Episode IV: A Unique Hope used to be launched in 1977 (lend a hand when it used to be identified simply as Star Wars). That movie celebrates its 45th anniversary this yr, and Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut the night forward of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.
As reported previously, we first learned in August 2019 that the rumors had been correct about a Star Wars spinoff sequence featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi. That’s additionally after we learned that Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequels, would reprise the segment. The actor himself made a shock examine the tail discontinue of a showcase presentation at D23 Expo 2019, Disney’s annual fan extravaganza. Then came the colossal news that his co-celebrity Hayden Christensen would reprise his position as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy known as it “the rematch of the century” at the December 2020 Disney Merchants Day.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are reprising their roles as Owen Lars and his wife, Beru, who elevate the young Luke Skywalker on the desolate tract planet Tatooine. Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s solid additionally entails Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Maya Erskine, and Benny Safdie in undisclosed roles.
We bought our first analysis at one of the most belief art for the sequence all the map via Disney+ Day lend a hand in November. While the sizzle reel (which like a flash leaked online beforehand) contained no proper photos, followers had been buzzing about the photos showcasing Obi-Wan and none rather then Darth Vader, lightsabers locked in fight. We additionally saw belief art featuring Vader in what appears to be his fortress on Mustafar.
The sequence will likely be reputation 10 years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith—, the movie where Obi-Wan confronted off against Anakin Skywalker, who changed into to the Darkish Aspect and at final changed into Sith Lord Darth Vader. That duration is going to be “a darkish time” for Obi-Wan, who ought to take care of the loss of all his associates, in conserving with director Deborah Chow. The poster art completely reflects that.
Chow (who directed extra than one episodes of The Mandalorian) additionally said that Obi-Wan and other Jedi who survived Converse 66 are being hunted down by the Empire’s Jedi Hunters in the corporate of Stormtroopers. Obi-Wan is on Tatooine with a mission to present protection to young Luke Skywalker, at the least because the sequence opens.
We serene do not know great else about the sequence, nevertheless May presumably perhaps additionally is trusty a pair of months away, so request to substantiate the conventional teasers and trailers trickle out over the following few months.