Disney had to have something planned for May the 4th, right? We were expecting the reveal of an entirely new Star Wars thing, but instead we got another trailer for a show we know is coming and will be here by the end of the month. The show is called Obi-Wan Kenobi, and you can guess what it’s about.
The Mandalorian was a success on every level, and is arguably the most significant Star Wars thing to be released in the last few years (consider that Episode 9 came out the same year Mando debuted, and the latter dominated conversation instead). The future of Star Wars is on television, at least for the present time, and Disney and Lucasfilm have about ten billion shows in the hopper to take advantage of that.
Disney announced some months back that a miniseries based around Obi-Wan Kenobi was in production. We knew Ewan McGregor would probably reprise the role; we just didn’t know if anybody else would. Today, Lucasfilm revealed they did it: they’ve landed Hayden Christensen back in the role of Obi-Wan’s former apprentice and current worst enemy.
When footage of Star Wars Rebels Season 03 premiered, a lot of fan favorite characters were revealed. Grand Admiral Thrawn, Saw Guerrara, and the surprise return of Obi-Wan Kenobi, albeit in his A New Hope form.
It’s a fun time to be a Star Wars fan. Star Wars Rebels just returned for Season 2, Star Wars Battlefront is set to release this November, and the new Star Wars trilogy of movies kicks off this December. But it doesn’t seem to be stopping there, as there are rumors flying about more and more spinoffs and fill-ins to build the Star Wars universe like never before. One rumor has the return of a certain Jedi master get his own trilogy to fill in the 30 or so years between Episodes III and IV. At a live Q&A (via Indiewire), Ewan McGregor talked about this potential rumor: