Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere date confirmed

Disney has confirmed the premiere date for the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series, and it marks a major anniversary from a galaxy far, far away.

As previously revealed by Disney+ Enterprise/Global Program Manager Brandon SanGiovanni, the prequel trilogy spin-off series will arrive on the streaming platform in just three months – or more specifically, on May 25. That’s 45 years to the day since Star Wars: A New Hope premiered in cinemas in the US.

The limited series will see Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker respectively, alongside a cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

Disney has also debuted a first poster for the show, giving us a first glimpse at McGregor in costume on the sands of Tatooine.

Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi poster

Details on what to expect from the series are pretty thin on the ground, but we know it’ll be set 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Whether Christensen will be suited up as Darth Vader for the entire series, or will also play Jedi Anakin in flashbacks to The Clone Wars, is yet to be confirmed.

At the moment, the rumoured list of LEGO Star Wars sets for summer 2022 includes no mention of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, but there are still a few gaps left to be filled. Then again, the LEGO Group’s previous sets based on Star Wars streaming shows have arrived after the fact, so it could be 2023 before we see anything inspired by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Chris Wharfe

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