Despite being mere months away from finally seeing Ewan McGregor return as the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in his own Star Wars spin-off at Disney+, the show has been shrouded in a level of secrecy that Marvel should be probably aspire to.
Now, we do know that the series is set to take place in the decades between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and that it will also feature the “rematch of the century” between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader (according to Kathleen Kennedy), but no specific synopsis has been revealed just yet. We don’t know what will lead to the former master and apprentice crossing paths again. Or at least we didn’t have any idea why…until now.
According to the site MakingStarWars.net, the first scene from the series was recently screened for a crowd in California. Sources who attended the screening claim that the series revisits the events of Revenge of the Sith, including Order 66, and hints at the Order being a jumping off point for the rest of the story.
The scene apparently features a few Jedi Masters sacrificing themselves to save a couple of young Padawans. The Padawans manage to escape the temple, but it’s unclear who they are exactly are where they will go.
If the scene seems familiar, it’s because The Book of Boba Fett showed a similar flashback from Grogu’s perspective. That alone might arouse some suspicion in fans, as it really doesn’t make sense for us to see the same sequence again from yet another perspective…unless both are connected somehow.
According to the report, both events are independent of one another but perhaps their connection will be one of the surprises the show has in store.
Unfortunately we won’t know if the screening was accurate or, if true, why the franchise keeps going on back to the events of Order 66 until it finally hits Disney+ in May. So, in the meantime, we urge you to take this report with a grain of salt.
Deborah Chow, who helmed several episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian, will both produce and direct the entire 6-episode series.
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. Jimmy Smits, Joel Edgerton, and Bonnie Piesse will appear in their original roles from the franchise too.
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).