Obi Wan Kenobi Cast, Trailer, Release Date And Review
In his own self-titled Disney Plus series, Ewan McGregor reprises the role of one renowned Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett were prior Star Wars series, but this one is set far earlier in the timeline, following McGregor’s last appearance in the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
However, McGregor isn’t the only previous actor set to return to the franchise; other well-known characters are also set to feature.
Read on to learn everything there is to know about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s cast.
Meanwhile, if you want to catch up on the series, we’ve got you covered with how to watch Star Wars in chronological sequence.
Obi-Wan Kenobi cast: Full list of confirmed new and returning characters
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Who is Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Only one of the most beloved Star Wars figures of all time, and a Jedi Master who taught Anakin Skywalker the secrets of the Force, as well as his son, Luke.
When was the last time we saw Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which saw the Jedi become a fugitive of the Galactic Empire, Obi-Wan is now located on Tattooine to keep an eye on Luke Skywalker.
What other films has Ewan McGregor appeared in?
Apart from his work in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, McGregor has had a long and successful film and television career, with roles in Trainspotting and its sequel T2, Moulin Rouge, Black Hawk Down, Big Fish, Robots, Angels and Demons, The Ghost Writer, Christopher Robin, Doctor Sleep, Birds of Prey, and the television series Fargo and Halston.
Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
Who Is Owen Lars?
Lars is Anakin Skywalker’s step-brother and the owner of a moisture farm on Tattooine, where he lives with his wife Beru and Anakin’s son Luke.
When was the last time we saw Owen Lars?
Lars was last seen on Tattooine being handed a baby Luke by Obi-Wan to raise in secret away from the Galactic Empire, according to the series’ timeline.
What other films has Joel Edgerton appeared in?
King Arthur, Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby, Black Mass, Loving, Bright, Red Sparrow, The Gift, The King, and the series The Underground Railroad have all included the Australian actor-director. Boy Erased was also directed by Edgerton.
Rupert Friend as The Grand Inquisitor
What is the role of the Grand Inquisitor?
The Grand Inquisitor is the Galactic Empire’s highest-ranking inquisitor, in charge of tracking down fugitive Jedi.
When was the last time you saw The Grand Inquisitor?
Jason Isaacs voiced the character in the animated series Star Wars Rebels, and he was one of the show’s key antagonists. The Grand Inquisitor was a Pau’an Temple Guard for the Jedi before turning on them when the Empire enacted Order 66, according to Star Wars mythology.
What other films has Rupert Friend appeared in?
The Libertine, Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, Pride and Prejudice, The Young Victoria, Starred Up, The Death of Stalin, and At Eternity’s Gate, as well as the television shows Homeland and Strange Angel, are among his most well-known roles.
Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
Who Is Darth Vader?
Darth Vader is the Sith Lord who was once the apprentice of Obi-Wan Kenobi known as Anakin Skywalker before he turned to the dark side. He is one of, if not the most, iconic cinematic villains of all time.
When was the last time we saw Darth Vader?
Vader was last seen aligning with Emperor Palpatine, betraying his Jedi colleagues and losing his love, Padme Amidala, in the series’ timeline. Vader’s two offspring, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, are still alive and well, unbeknownst to him.
What other movies has Hayden Christensen appeared in?
Christensen is recognized for his roles in the films Life as a House, Shattered Glass, and Jump, in addition to the prequel Star Wars trilogy and the upcoming series Ahsoka.
Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars
Who is Beru Whitesun Lars? Owen Lars’s wife, and one of Luke Skywalker’s guardians.
When did we last see Beru Whitesun Lars?
After Obi-Wan took baby Luke Skywalker to the couple on Tattooine to keep him safe, Beru was last seen cuddling him.
What else has Bonnie Piesse been in?
Piesse has appeared in the television shows High Flyers, Blue Heelers, Horace and Tina, Stingers, and Last Man Standing, among others.
Moses Ingram as Inquisitor Reva/The Third Sister
Who Is Inquisitor Reva?
Under the supervision of the Galactic Empire’s Grand Inquisitor, an inquisitor is on the lookout for Jedi.
What other movies has Moses Ingram appeared in?
Ingram is most known for playing Jolene alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in the blockbuster Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. She also played Robyn Crawford in Joel Coen’s Macbeth: A Tragedy, Michael Bay’s Ambulance, and Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Sung Kang as The Fifth Brother
Who Is The Fifth Brother?
An Inquisitor working for the Galactic Empire, on the lookout for Jedi.
How long has it been since we last saw The Fifth Brother?
The character was voiced by Philip-Anthony Rodriguez and appeared in the animated series Star Wars Rebels, when he hunted for Ahsoka Tano and other Jedi. Darth Maul killed him in the series, implying that Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place before those events.
What other films has Sung Kang appeared in?
Kang is best known for his roles in the Fast and Furious franchise and the film Better Luck Tomorrow, as well as his appearances on the sitcom Power.
Indira Varma as an Imperial Officer
Who Is Imperial Officer?
Little is known about this character, however she is seen wearing an Imperial officer uniform in the trailer, indicating that she is a member of the Galactic Empire.
What else has Indira Varma been in?
Varma has appeared in a number of successful shows, including Game of Thrones, The Canterbury Tales, Rome, Luther, Torchwood, Human Target, Paranoid, and Carnival Row, in addition to her film performance in Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.
Other cast members
Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), Benny Safdie (Good Time), Rory Ross, and Maya Erskine are among the other announced cast members (Man Seeking Woman).
A younger version of Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the original Star Wars trilogy, played by Mark Hamill, has also been cast.
Will there be an Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be getting his own series! Between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the series, suitably titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, will follow the Jedi and Darth Vader.
“The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” according to Disney’s official synopsis, “when Kenobi suffered his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi trainee, Anakin Skywalker, turned wicked Sith Lord Darth Vader.”
“I just said, ‘I think [Obi-Wan Kenobi] should be a story about a broken man, a man who’s lost his faith,'” McGregor told Vanity Fair in a May 2022 interview.
He always has a witty line to say or appears calm and is a terrific warrior or soldier or anything, but seeing that man fall apart and seeing what brings him back together—where that’s we started.”
What is the Obi-Wan Kenobi release date?
Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on Disney+ on Wednesday, May 25—but that date has since been moved to May 27, 2022! It will be released one episode per week, rather than all at once, like with all Disney Plus programs, albeit the first two episodes will broadcast concurrently on May 27.
On March 31, 2022, Disney enlisted McGregor to make the news.
“Greetings, Star Wars enthusiasts!” In a clip titled “Transmission from Obi-Wan Kenobi,” he added, “Thank you for your wonderful support and response to Obi-Wan Kenobi.” “I’ve got some exciting news: our debut date has been moved from Wednesday to Friday, May 27.”
Where can I watch Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Disney Plus will be the only place where you can see Obi-Wan Kenobi. The platform will most likely release one new episode per week, like it has done with all of its original programs thus far.
Is there an Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer?
A roughly two-minute teaser trailer was released on March 9, 2022. “The struggle is over,” Obi-Wan declares at the start. “We were defeated.” (This is a reference to the fact that the series follows the prequel trilogy.) We then show a young Luke Skywalker pretending to fly a Starfighter, with Obi-mission Wan’s essentially being to guard Luke from afar at this stage.
Meanwhile, Jedi hunters are scouring the galaxy for any remnants of the Jedi order, as well as Obi-Wan and/or Luke. “Between Darkness and Defeat… Hope Survives,” reads the teaser’s slogan. (Star Wars Episode IV is titled “A New Hope,” and Luke Skywalker is the New Hope, so you do the math!)
Another complete trailer for the series was released on May 4, 2022—Star Wars Day!
Who will direct Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi was directed by Deborah Chow, who previously worked as a director on The Mandalorian. Mr. Robot, Jessica Jones, and Better Call Saul, to mention a few, are among her credits. She is the first Asian-American filmmaker and the first woman to direct a live-action Star Wars picture.
“Even when I originally got this position, it didn’t even enter my mind,” she told Vanity Fair of creating history while working on The Mandalorian. I’m not sure what kind of fairytale I was living in if I didn’t think this was significant. But I went through prep and it didn’t occur to me until one of the first days of shooting when someone stated it… It never occurred to me that I was the first to jump.”
She did say, though, that she wanted the attention to be on her work rather than her background. “I’d like it to be focused on the work.” I aspire to be a good filmmaker, not a good Asian director or a good female director. But, on the other hand, my career path and representation are undoubtedly significant. It’s significant. I’d like to see more female directors and more directors of color.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Director Roundtable, Chow revealed how directing Obi-Wan Kenobi will be different from directing The Mandalorian in one major, yet simple, manner.
“It’ll definitely be different,” she added, “simply in terms of the sheer workload of doing the whole thing.” “However, I will miss having a team and having people to bounce ideas off of in some ways.” But, on the other hand, it’s wonderful to have a consistent voice and know what you’re doing from start to finish.”
How many seasons of Obi-Wan Kenobi are there?
Obi-Wan Kenobi has only had one season revealed so far. “We’ll see,” McGregor said to Entertainment Tonight when asked if the series would be a “standalone.” “Who knows?” you might ask.
“It was clearly planned as a limited series, and it is one large story with a beginning, middle, and finish,” Deborah Chow told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve always taken the view that it’s one complete story.”
Nonetheless, don’t rule out a second season. “It’s absolutely something we talk about,” LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, “primarily because everyone came together and had such a fantastic time.” “Ewan had a fantastic time. Hayden had a fantastic time. So, from that perspective, everyone involved would love to see this continue.
However, we must devote significant effort to pondering the question: Why would we do it? If we decide to do anything else with Obi-Wan, we’ll have to explain the question “why?” in detail.