In this Star Wars news update, we look at the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series and a big tease given by Ewan McGregor for the upcoming Lucasfilm, Disney+ and Star Wars series. We also talk about Joel Edgerton who played Uncle Owen Lars in the prequel trilogy. He is the uncle of Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
We also discuss a controversy surrounding Disney who refused to pay Star Wars authors like Alan Dean Foster for their works such as Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, the George Lucas ghostwriting of A New Hope and so on. We also explore how it’s been reported that Hayden Christensen has worn the Darth Vader suit on set!
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series is an upcoming series that was announced by Kathleen Kennedy during Disney Investor Day 2020. It is set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith and will explore what happened before a New Hope and even Star Wars Rebels when Kenobi faces Darth Maul. It be the rematch of the century between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. Hayden Christensen has been cast to reprise his role as newly anointed Darth Vader in the wake of the creation of the Galactic Empire under the rule of Darth Sidious. The series will feature Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan during his exile on Tatooine. We might even see Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine and Liam Neeson as the force-ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn.