‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: A information to the brand new ‘Star Wars’ sequence

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Star Wars’ latest sequence, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” starring Ewan McGregor, is ready to premiere its first two episodes this Friday on Disney+, after years of a Kenobi mission being within the works.

The six-episode sequence is ready midway between the 2 trilogies, beginning 10 years after “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and 9 years earlier than “Episode IX: A New Hope.” Much like the opposite hit sequence, “The Mandalorian,” particulars of the upcoming episodes have been saved principally underneath wraps, with just some components identified previous to the sequence premiere. 

The sequence begins out shortly after Luke and Leia’s mom has died in childbirth and the 2 are separated, with Organa adopting Leia and Kenobi taking Luke to Tatooine. 

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is predicted to spotlight the stark mindset shift Kenobi underwent between Episodes III and IV, with questions left just about unanswered because the character was left on his personal in Tatooine. 

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“How did he go from the banks of Mustafar to the calm of Sir Alec Guinness? Something obviously happened there, between those 20 years. So for us, in large part, that was why we felt we actually had a story to tell,” stated director Deborah Chow. 

This image released by Disney+ shows Ewan McGregor in a scene from the series

This picture launched by Disney+ reveals Ewan McGregor in a scene from the sequence “Obi-Wan Kenobi,”premiering Might 27.
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With Kenobi simply having didn’t carry Anakin again from the darkish facet in Episode III, Chow meant on together with the villain within the sequence in addition to Jedi-hunting Inquisitors. A lightsaber duel may be on the horizon between Vader and Kenobi, with Hayden Christensen set to make an look.  

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Different actors anticipated to reprise their roles within the sequence embrace Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Skywalker’s uncle and aunt, and Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano can also be anticipated to look. 

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Filming befell final yr virtually solely at Industrial Gentle & Magic’s Los Angeles-area soundstages utilizing huge LED screens to create the digital worlds.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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