In approximately three months, Star Wars fans will finally be able to revisit Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi again when he returns with his own Disney+ series.
While the main cast has been public knowledge for nearly a year, that doesn’t mean there still won’t be a few surprise appearance along the away. Thanks to a recently resurfaced interview, we might have a clue as to who else will appear in the series.
In September, actor Ian McDiarmid sat down with the outlet Weekend Extra for an interview. In the interview, he teased that the seemingly immortal Emperor Palpatine could return in the forthcoming series. The main reason being because Darth Vader is supposed to be such a major player and, as we all know, during the time period the series takes place Vader is still working under the evil Emperor.
You can check out the full quote below:
“Thanks to my ungrateful granddaughter, my annihilation was finally final. [However] Vader is back in the new television series, so I suppose it’s not impossible that one day his mentor might be discovered once again skulking in the shadows.”
While it is entirely plausible for the actor to return, I personally think the character has been exhausted enough. That doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be fun to see McDiarmid come back though.
Set to take place decades between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, other plot details of the highly anticipated prequel series are currently being kept close to the vest.
Deborah Chow, who helmed several episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian will both produce and direct the entire series which is reported to consist of 6 hour-long episodes. The series is currently one of several Star Wars series in development for Disney+, alongside Andor and The Book of Boba Fett.
In addition to having Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the titular Jedi for the series, Hayden Christensen will return to play Darth Vader too. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will also appear in the original roles from the franchise.
The remaining cast consists of Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast and Furious franchise), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman), and Maya Erskine (Pen15).
SOURCE: Weekend Extra via Reddit