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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Update: James Earl Jones Returns As The Voice Of Darth Vader And More

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Update: James Earl Jones Returns As The Voice Of Darth Vader And More

Love for Obi-Wan Kenobi is breaking records. Disney+ announced on May 31 that the show’s premiere is the most-watched Disney+ original series premiere globally. Fans turned out for Ewan McGregor returns as the beloved Obi-Wan. The series also has profit of Hayden Christensen and now James Earl Jones.

For years, there have been rumors of an Obi-Wan movie floating around the world, but Disney has confirmed it. Obi-Wan Kenobi at D23 Expo in 2019. Ewan notably took on the role of Obi-Wan from Alec Guinness give Star Wars prequel trilogy. The Obi-Wan series is building on an epic “rematch of the century” between Obi-Wan and Anakin/Darth Vader, who will cross paths for the first time since their battle in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith more than 15 years ago. Here are the latest updates on everything Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Lucasfilm)

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Release Date and Where to Watch

Obi-Wan Kenobi will be a lavish six-episode event. The first two episodes will premiere on May 27, exclusively on Disney+. After that, the remaining four episodes will premiere every Wednesday with the finale on June 22. Obi-Wan Kenobi There are fewer episodes than the first two seasons of Mandalorian and its spinoff Books by Boba Fett. But all six episodes are sure to be start-to-finish action sequences. Obi-Wan Kenobi is expected to be a season.

Cast & Crew


Of course, Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ewan portrayed the iconic Jedi in Star Wars prequel film. “Obi-Wan is gone,” Ewan had previously said Weekly entertainment about the character’s journey in the show. “He’s a broken man after what happened to the Jedi order at the end of ‘Episode III’, but also what happened to Anakin; that he lost him to the dark side. He feels a huge responsibility for that and feels guilty. ” Hayden Christensen will also return as Darth Vader. Obi-Wan served as Anakin’s mentor before he switched to the Dark Side and transformed into Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi marks Hayden’s first time playing Darth Vader since 2005 Sith’s Revenge “The whole experience was so bizarre,” says Hayden EW about wearing Vader’s iconic suit 17 years later. “The first time I met Ewan again as Obi-Wan, it was a very special moment for me, and one that I will remember for a long time.”

In the third volume of Obi-Wan Kenobipremieres June 1, James Earl Jones returns as the voice of Darth Vader. “Where is he?” James’ Vader asked Reva. He went on to say, “The Grand Inquisitor makes no sense. Kenobi is all that matters now. Is that understood? ”

Legendary actor who voiced Darth Vader in the 1977 film Star Wars, the movie that started it all. He has voiced the role of Vader in a number of Star Wars projects over the years.

Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen will reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. (Everett Collection)

Two more Star Wars The characters are back for Obi-Wan Kenobi. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse returns as the uncle and stepmother of Luke Skywalker, Owen and Beru Lars. This duo previously appeared in 2002 Attack of the clones and in 2005 Sith’s Revenge and get a newborn Luke on Tatooine after Anakin turns evil and Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) died in childbirth. In Obi-Wan KenobiOwen and Beru will continue to take care of young Luke, do Grant Feely, while Obi-Wan monitors them from afar. The show takes place before the deaths of Owen and Beru at the hands of the Stormtroopers in 1977 A new hope.

Moses Ingram (Queen’s Gambit) join WILLtar war universe like Reva / Third Sister in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Reva is a red sword-wielding Inquisitor who hunts down Obi-Wan on behalf of the Galactic Empire. Just days after the film’s epic premiere, Moses was targeted with racist messages from so-called Star Wars fans. Ewan stood up for her to try to quell the hate.

Moses Ingram
Moses Ingram as Reva. (Lucasfilm)

In a video message posted to Twitter, Ewan condemned those of the “influential fan base” who “decided to attack Moses Ingram online and send her the most horrible, racist DMs. And I listened to a few of them this morning and it just broke my heart.”

He continued, “Moses is an excellent actor, she is a great woman and she is absolutely amazing in this series. She brings so much to the series, she brings so much to the franchise. I just feel sick to my stomach when I hear that this has happened. “

Indira Varma (Game of Thrones, Carnival Row) will play a Royal Officer, Rupert Friend (Countryside) will play the Grand Inquisitor, the Empire’s highest ranking Inquisitor, and Sung Kang | (Power) will play the Inquisitor Fifth Brother. Additional members include Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessel, Benny Safdieand Maya Erskine. Vivien Lyra Blair make her Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted as a young princess Leia in the first episode.

Kumail is making the switch from Marvel to Lucasfilm. He plays Kingo Sunen in the eternal. Joel is known for his roles in Love and Boy Erased, which he also directed. O’Shea got her breakout role in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Comptonplaying a younger version of his father, Ice Cube. Sung is widely recognized for his role as Han in Fast and furious Franchising. Benny is taking a break from directing with his brother, Josh Safdietook on an acting role in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Simone recently starred in the TV series Challenge. Maya stars in Hulu comedy series PEN15. The character description of the new cast has yet to be revealed.


Deborah Chow is the director of Obi-Wan Kenobi. She directed two episodes of Mandalorian. Executive producers include Ewan, Deborah, Lucasfilm President Kathleen KennedySenior Vice President of Lucasfilm Michelle Rejwanand screenwriter Joy Harold. John Williams is the theme composer while Natalie Holt compose the rest of the music. The show is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Disney.


Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place ten years after the events of Sith’s Revenge. For those who forgot, that movie ends with the Jedi being nearly wiped out when Anakin transforms into Darth Vader. Obi-Wan and Yoda used to go into hiding. Luke is taken in by Owen and Beru and separated from his twin sister Leia, who was adopted by Bail Organa (Jimmy Smith) and his wife on Alderaan. Obi-Wan Kenobi will show Obi-Wan on the run from the Empire and trying to keep young Luke safe. The teaser trailer, which can be seen above, and the official trailer hinted at an epic reunion between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader that will no doubt involve an awesome lightsaber battle. Overall, the series will help fans better understand what Obi-Wan has done before A new hopewhen he and Luke teamed up with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca to rescue Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Empire at the Death Star. Obi-Wan is eventually killed by Vader in a lampoon battle, setting Luke on the path to becoming a Jedi Knight.

Ewan McGregor
Obi-Wan and Anakin in battle in ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.’ (Everett Collection)

Trivia about production

Following COVID-19 production delays, filming for Obi-Wan Kenobi begins in Los Angeles on May 4, 2021. Ewan confirmed filming has ended in September 2021 following his win at the 2021 Emmy Awards for Halston. “We finished filming our series and it was really, really fun. I really enjoyed working with Deborah Chow, and I think it won’t let me down. The new technology we used to do that was great, and it was a different experience than making the original three movies that I did,” he said.

Obi-Wan was originally supposed to be a movie titled Obi-Wan: A Star Wars Story. However, Disney canceled those plans in 2019 and focused on creating streaming shows starting with Mandalorian. In August 2019, Ewan entered talks to play the role of Obi-Wan for a television series on Disney+. His participation in the series was officially confirmed at the D23 event. Ewan said Men’s magazine in November 2019 that the show’s official announcement was “a huge relief” for him “because for four years I had to lie to people about it.”

Obi Wan Kenobi
Obi Wan Kenobi (Photo: Shutterstock)

Interesting details about Obi-Wan Kenobi was revealed during Disney’s Investor Day in December 2020. The upcoming confrontation between Obi-Wan and Anakin/Darth Vader in the Disney+ series has been dubbed the “rematch of the century”. In the investor-only footage, Ewan notes that “there is a hunger for this character to return,” according to Deborah Chow added, “This is a pretty dark time that we’re coming to him, just being a Jedi – it’s not safe. There are Jedi hunters out there. ”

Ewan also teased Obi-Wan and Anakin’s reunion. “The best part is that it brought me back to Hayden,” Ewan said. “It would be great to bring those characters back together again, very unexpected.”

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