Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal talk Star Wars
  • The Mandalorian Season 3 Production Notes
  • Robert Emms, Duncan Pow, and More Join Star Wars: Andor
  • Michelle Ang Talks Omega in Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Regal Robot’s Holochess Prop Replicas
  • And more!

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Bridesmaids Airplane Scene Breakdown

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, watch as director Paul Feig takes a look back at the hilarious Bridesmaids airplane scene for the comedy’s 10th anniversary. Plus, listen as Star Wars franchise star Ewan McGregor interviews The Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal. And finally, get an up close look at the Friends apartment LEGO set and learn some secrets from the playset’s designer. Read More »

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Timothy Zahn talks 30 years of Thrawn
  • Kristin Baver talks Skywalker: A Family at War
  • Inside The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Knights of the Old Republic gets a remake?
  • Star Wars: Visions & Ronin
  • Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up
  • And more!

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Shooting on Lucasfilm’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+has yet to begin, but the Jedi Master himself is ready.

Ewan McGregor first played young version of the iconic character in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels, and he was seen as one of the elements that worked in a series of films that didn’t exactly measure up to their predecessors. As he waits for production to begin, an extensive profile on the actor’s career finds him acknowledging how difficult it was to realize that the prequels “were universally not very much liked.” Thankfully, there’s one major change that makes him more confident in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast Adds Maya Erskine

At the end of March, Disney+ and Lucasfilm revealed the primary cast for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series that picks up 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. But there’s one more addition that wasn’t included in that line-up. Maya Erskine, the star and co-creator of Hulu’s comedy series PEN15, has been tapped for a supporting role in the series. Read More »

obi-wan kenobi jar jar binks

Early last year, a rumor surfaced that Jar Jar Binks, notorious Gungan military commander and politician and arguably the most hated character in Star Wars, would be making his illustrious return to the galaxy far, far away in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series. Jar Jar, after all, was instrumental in the fall of the Republic and was a frequent companion of Obi-Wan and co. throughout the prequels. But contrary to reports of Jar Jar’s return, and rumors that a new bushy beard that would accompany him, it seems that the Gungan will not be making an appearance in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has set its official cast, just as the Disney+ limited series is set to begin production. Disney+ has announced the full cast of the Star Wars limited series+ starring Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Master, with old faces like Hayden Christensen and Joel Edgerton joining him as well as new surprises including Kumail NanjianiSung Kang (the Fast and Furious franchise), and…Uncut Gems co-director Benny Safdie? See the official Obi-Wan Kenobi cast below. Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi cast

Indira Varma, who is probably best known for playing Oberyn Martell’s ruthless and scheming paramour Ellaria Sand on HBO’s Game of Thrones, has just become the latest performer to go from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away.

A new report says Varma has joined Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi cast opposite star Ewan McGregor. Read More »

obi-wan kenobi updates

Last fall, the once and former Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor confirmed that Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Disney+ show in which he’ll reprise the title role, will begin filming in March of this year. Now McGregor has provided some more Obi-Wan Kenobi updates, upending recent rumors about the location of the production and confirming that filming will take place in sunny California. Read More »

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During the massive, four-hour Disney Investor presentation last week, Lucasfilm was able to present its upcoming slate of projects. During that time, they were able to make a number of announcements. So many announcements were made that we’re still sifting through the ramifications of them. The Star Wars universe is going to look very different in a few years, and that’s not a bad thing.

One of the things I love about Star Wars is how malleable it is, and how we’re able to derive new context and understanding out of the original texts as new chapters of this intergalactic gospel are created. There is something so pure about rewatching A New Hope with the new context from Empire Strikes Back, trying to make sense of the idea that Darth Vader was really Luke Skywalker’s father. There is nothing more terrifying than watching Luke Skywalker teeter so close to the dark side after watching his father struggle with the same failings in the prequel films. The Skywalker Saga is rife with these re-contextualizations. Watching Revenge of the Sith after the entirety of The Clone Wars is something like a religious experience.

What new thing will we learn that forces us to reevaluate our understanding of the sacred Jedi texts?

Revealed in that metric ton of Star Wars news was an acknowledgement that the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming to Disney+ will be set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy also dropped some bombshell news: Hayden Christensen would be back in the role of Darth Vader, promising us the “rematch of the century.”

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