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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s O’Shea Jackson Jr. thanks Deborah Chow on Twitter: ‘You’ll always have a place in my heart’

This week’s Obi-Wan Kenobi finale tied up the show’s many loose ends, creating a neat, powerful package while also opening the door for more than one character to get their own Star Wars story in the future. Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s character may be one of those — and there’s no doubt he would gladly return to the franchise.
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Ice Cube’s Kids: Meet His 5 Children, Including Son O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Ice Cube (birth name O’Shea Jackson) is one of the most iconic rappers of all time. The 52-year-old star first catapulted into the spotlight alongside Eazy-E and Dr. Dre in the group N.W.A after they released their legendary 1998 album Straight Outta Compton. He then enjoyed a successful solo career as well, dropping hits like 1992’s “It Was A Good Day” and 1993’s “You Know How We Do It”, and seeing five platinum albums and one platinum EP. In addition, he’s had an impressive film career that only keeps on giving. Some of Ice Cube’s biggest movies include 2000’s Next Friday and 2014’s Ride Along.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi: O'Shea Jackson Jr. Reacts to Star Wars Debut

The first four episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi hit Disney+ today and saw Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) heading to the water moon of Nur to save Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the Empire. The episode features the debut of O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Roken, an engineer and smuggler who assists The Path in getting Jedis and Force-sensitive people to safety. Obi-Wan goes to Roken for help with rescuing Leia and he initially declines, but ultimately decides to help when he learns Leia knows Path secrets and could reveal them to the Inquisitors. Jackson Jr. has been very vocal about his upcoming part in the series, and his latest post was the perfect way to celebrate his franchise debut.
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'Den of Thieves 2: Pantera' Sets Production for Spring 2022, Gerard Butler and O'Shea Jackson Jr. Returning

A sequel to the 2018 action heist film Den Of Thieves was originally announced back in February 2018, just weeks after the film’s initial release. Now, Deadline is reporting that the sequel is finally getting ready to begin shooting in Europe later this spring with Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), O’Shea Jackson Jr (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), and Meadow Williams (Boss Level) set to return. It has also been announced that the film will be titled Den Of Thieves 2: Pantera.
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O'Shea Jackson Jr. Teams Up With Hollywood Greats On 'The Now'

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is adding to his impressive resume with this new dark comedy. His latest project, The Now, is opening up some important conversations on mental health. Filmed prior to the pandemic, this new series follows Ed, played by Dave Franco, as he experiences a traumatic event that teaches him to live in the moment.
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Disney+'s 'Obi-Wan': O'Shea Jackson Jr. Calls 'Star Wars' Role 'The Best Job I Ever Had in My Life' (Exclusive)

Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea Jackson Jr. was previously revealed to be in Disney+'s upcoming Obi-Wan series, and the actor recently called the Star Wars role "the best job I ever had in my life." During an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Jackson jokingly avoided talking about Star Wars by pretending he was getting a call from the powers-that-be. "I think Mickey Mouse is calling me, man. I'm going to have to get that," Jackson said with a laugh when asked if he could divulge anything about his character in Obi-Wan.
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O'Shea Jackson Jr. Discusses Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI Series Saying Fans "Don't Even Know What's Gonna Go Down!"

O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) is set to appear in Lucasfilm’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series has already wrapped production, and the actor is eager to talk about it! However, he’s not going out and spoiling anything, he’s just expressing his excitement for the series and pumps it up for the fans telling Screen Rant:
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O’Shea Jackson Jr. wants to fix video game movies: “It’s my life’s work”

Straight Outta Compton’s O’Shea Jackson Jr. is branching out. After his big acting break playing his father, O’Shea Jackson Sr. (better known as Ice Cube), the 30-year-old actor is making a name of his own in screen acting with upcoming roles in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, Universal Pictures’ 2022 film Cocaine Bear, and short-form dramedy The Now, currently streaming on the Roku Channel.
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Star O'Shea Jackson Jr. Says Fans "Don't Even Know" What's Coming

O'Shea Jackson officially joins the Star Wars universe when Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi series debuts in 2022. Jackson's role is a mystery thus far, but he's seen the online fan theories about the show. With the series' production wrapped, all there is to do now is wait for the premiere. That wait is proving difficult for Jackson, who's eager to tell all the fans what's truly going on with the new Star Wars adventure. "It's so hard," he tells Screen Rant. "It's so hard because like anything that I'll read or see on the internet, I just want to just be like, 'You don't even know, you don't even know what's gonna go down!' All these guesses and people going down the wrong rabbit hole, it's funny to watch. But as soon as I get the green light, I might do a two-hour special talking about everything."
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O'Shea Jackson Jr. Says Farrelly Brothers Comedy Series 'The Now' Explores 'Dark Territory' with 'Genuine' Meaning (Exclusive)

O'Shea Jackson Jr. made his major acting debut portraying his own father, Ice Cube, in the award-winning 2015 N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Since then. he's appeared in a number of other major films, including Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and alongside Michael B.Jordan and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy. This month, Jackson's newest project debut's, Roku's The Now, a dark short-form comedy series from the Farrelly brothers about a man named Ed (Dave Franco) who spent his whole life worrying about the details of every little thing, and then decides to start living in "the now" after the loss of his brother.
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O’Shea Jackson Jr. shares inspiration he received from Kobe Bryant (video)

O’Shea Jackson Jr. continues to build his acting resume as he stars in the Kevin Durant executive produced drama series “Swagger” on Apple TV+. The series is based on the early life of the two-time NBA champion and his childhood basketball experiences. Jackson, who is the son...
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‘Swagger’ Star O’Shea Jackson Jr. Says Apple TV+ Series Will ‘Set the Blueprint’ For Future Sports Shows

O’Shea Jackson Jr. had an interesting entry into the world of acting. Most fans heard of him through his first role, portraying his father, the legendary Ice Cube, in 2015’s critically acclaimed Straight Outta Compton. Since then? The 30-year-old LA native has been on a roll, taking on unique indie comedies (Ingrid Goes West), gritty crime dramas (Den of Thieves), mainstream romcoms (Long Shot), blockbuster monster movies (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and the Star Wars Universe (the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series). Somehow, he found a way to channel his love of basketball (he may be one of the more vocal Lakers fans out there) into the role of Ike, the coach of the boys basketball team in Apple TV+’s Swagger, a new series that is loosely based on the life of Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, who also executive produces the series.
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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ star O’Shea Jackson Jr. shows off his new ‘Swagger’

O’Shea Jackson Jr. said that playing a basketball coach in the new Apple TV+ sports drama “Swagger” brought back memories from his childhood. “My father coached me when I was playing basketball as a youth, and I went on to coach my little brother. So, I know the nervousness before you walk into a gym, the sound of the ball echoing off the walls and the layup lines. I already had that embedded in me,” Jackson, 30, told The Post.
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