A new report has surfaced regarding the now delayed Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series has revealed some major plot points.
According to The Illuminerdi, a key villain from the expanded universe would’ve appeared in the series, A’Sharad Hett, was supposed to be the central villain. Hett is a character from the original Expanded Universe, now dubbed “Legends” following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, the character is a former Jedi and is now a member of the Tusken Raiders.
The report from the site goes on to reveal that Hett would indeed have become famous Sith Lord Darth Krayt was to make a brief appearance as well.
Last month, rumors circled the internet that Disney had canceled the Ewan McGregor led series, while that has since been debunked, the film is on hold, McGregor is eager to play the role still and even went as far to say that they love the script at Lucasfilm, they are just making some adjustments. So it is not known at this time if these villains will make an appearance on the series.
Kenobi was expected to 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. Reports have surfaced that the series is currently casting a young Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. There was also 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. Once again, this is could and is likely to change
The series is still set to be directed by Deborah Chow, who received praise for her work on The Mandalorian, and will be written by Hossein Amini (Drive). Production is expected to begin this Fall, after it was originally slated to begin this Summer.
Source: The Illuminerdi