Obi-Wan Kenobi Series on Disney+ Looking To Cast a Young Luke Skywalker
We may be a few months away until the Obi-Wan Kenobi series kicks-off production but casting is underway and another legendary Jedi will make an appearance alongside Ewan McGregor on the Disney+ series.
According to industry insider Daniel Richtman, the series is currently casting a younger Luke Skywalker. The Twitter scooper shared the news via his Patreon. This news cements the series timeline which will take place years before A New Hope.
Kenobi will be set eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which puts it 11 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. There has been speculation that the series could also overlap with some of the characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story, which would make a lot of sense as the film reveals the return of Darth Maul. However, Maul and Obi-Wan had a rematch in Star Wars: Rebels which is considered canon.
Joel Edgerton (Revenge of the Sith), who played Luke’s adoptive uncle Owen Lars in the prequel trilogy, hinted that reprising his role is becoming a “very real possibility” back in October. That said McGregor has been quiet regarding any details.
Directed by Deborah Chow, who received praise for her work on The Mandalorian, will take on directing duties for Obi-Wan. The series will be written by Hossein Amini (Drive). No release date has been announced as of yet.
Source: Daniel Richtman