A member of one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, the Red Hot Chili Peppers could be joining the Star Wars universe.
According to starwarsnewsnet.com, Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player, Flea is set to appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is set to premiere on Disney+ later this month. It is unknown who the character is he is playing or how big of a role\ in the series he has. However, the Star Wars site says “he will be wielding a cool-looking blaster.”
Flea is no stranger to cameo roles having performed the voice of Mind Worker Cop Jake in Inside Out and Jordan’s Fear in Riley’s First Date? He also performed the voice of the TV announcer for Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4. He also appeared in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III, The Big Lebowski, Baby Driver, and was the voice of Donnie in the hit Nickelodeon show, The Wild Thornberrys. Flea will star alongside Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Samara Weaving in the upcoming film, Babylon, which will be directed by Damien Chazelle.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are no strangers to working with The Walt Disney Company, in 2007, Rockin’ Space Mountain was a temporary seasonal overlay of Space Mountain, which changed the theme of the ride to that of a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in space, to the tune of the band’s cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. The overlay coincided with Rockin’ California Screamin’ at the adjacent Disney’s California Adventure.
Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold. Up next for Natalie Holt is DC’s Batgirl film. The limited series will launch with the first two episodes on Disney+ on May 27, 2022.