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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Avoided Watching Rebels to Play His Villain

Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on the Disney+ streaming service next week and hype for the series is at an all-time high. The series is set to bring back Ewan McGregor as the titular character and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, as well as introduce us to a major Star Wars antagonist in live-action. The series will bring Star Wars: Rebels villain the Grand Inquisitor to live-action and he will be played by Rupert Friend. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor gave a little insight into his character.
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Confronts Owen Lars in First Clip From New Series

Obi-Wan Kenobi's first two episodes are finally hitting Disney+ next week, and fans are eager to see Ewan McGregor return to the titular role for the first time in 17 years. The new series will take place ten years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and nine years before the original Star Wars, which means Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely) is just a child, and Obi-Wan is tasked with watching over him from afar while he's raised by his uncle and aunt, Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) and Beru Lars (Bonnie Piesse). Today, McGregor was joined by Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader actor Hayden Christesen on the British morning show Lorraine and they debuted a new clip that shows Obi-Wan and Owen fighting over Luke's future.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Moses Ingram on "Terrifying" Darth Vader, Joining Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to introduce the Star Wars world to a new character by the name of Reva, portrayed by Moses Ingram known previously for Queen's Gambit and a recent appearance in Ambulance. Reva, also known as The Third Sister, is a former Jedi who is now working for Darth Vader following Order 66 eviscerating most Jedi in the galaxy. With Hayden Christensen returning to Star Wars and bringing Darth Vader with him, Ingram quickly had one of the most encompassing experiences of any Star Wars star and recalled the saga while speaking with ComicBook.com.
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Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Reveals Surprising Episode II Fact Ahead of Obi-Wan Kenobi

This week marked 20 years since Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones hit theatres, which is perfect timing considering there's a lot of love for the prequels going around thanks to the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The new Disney+ show will mark 17 years since Ewan McGregor played the beloved Jedi, and he's been reminiscing about his time in the franchise and learning that there are a lot more prequel fans than he thought. Today, McGregor took part in an Obi-Wan Kenobi press conference and talked about making Attack of the Clones, and revealed an interesting behind-the-scenes fact.
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Star Wars Celebrates One Week Until Obi-Wan Kenobi's Release

Yesterday marked 17 years since Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith hit theatres, which means it has also been that long since Ewan McGregor played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. After nearly two decades of waiting, McGregor will be returning to the role next week in Disney+'s new limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series will also feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader as well as Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars. In honor of the show being one week away, Star Wars is celebrating with a new promo.
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Star Wars: Ewan McGregor, C-3PO, and R2-D2 Star in New Volkswagen Promo

Obi-Wan Kenobi is premiering on Disney+ next week, but the streaming site isn't the only place you can spot Ewan Mcgregor alongside some of your favorite Star Wars characters. The star has been busy with the show's press tour, which sees him teaming up with Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader). McGregor is also starring in a new Volkswagen ad that features the beloved droids, C-3PO and R2-D2.
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Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Teases Big Changes for Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is going to see Ewan McGregor explore a period of time in the Star Wars universe for the titular Jedi which has not been explored in live-action. Following the story laid out in the Star Wars prequels but set before the events of A New Hope, McGregor reprises the role as an Obi-Wan who is hiding in the aftermath of Order 66. He, like all other remaining Jedi, are being hunted. This prompts some significant changes in Obi-Wan, including an inability to use the Force when we find him in the new series.
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Actor Previews "Fearsome" Inquisitors

"A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights," Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) told Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in Star Wars: A New Hope. In the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi-turned-Sith Lord isn't hunting Jedi alone. A decade after Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) ushered in the Great Jedi Purge with Order 66 in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) orders the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) — along with Reva Sevander, a.k.a. the Third Sister (Moses Ingram), and the Fifth Brother (Sung Kang) — to hunt down what's left of the near-extinct Jedi.
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Star Wars: Kumail Nanjiani Addresses His Possible Franchise Future After Obi-Wan Kenobi

For some Star Wars projects, it's clear that audiences will be meeting new characters that will go on to have long legacies in the franchise, while other figures are introduced merely for an isolated outing. In the case of Kumail Nanjiani's Haja and his debut in Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the actor hopes that this isn't the only time he'll get to bring the character to life, not only because that would mean more opportunities to venture to a galaxy far, far away, but also because he feels it's a character that adds a lot of complexity to the beloved franchise. Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts on Disney+ on May 27th.
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The Star Wars Lightsaber Colors, Explained

Lightsabers come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes, but at the center of each one is a kyber crystal, which is what powers lightsabers and gives each one its unique glow. Kyber crystals are scattered around the galaxy, so Jedi younglings must find one as part of their training in order to start the process of constructing their own lightsaber (and becoming a full-fledged Jedi).
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New Star Wars Novel Reveals the Names of Rey's Parents

Ever since Star Wars fans met Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a number of theories emerged regarding her lineage, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker finally offering some answers about her parents, though the upcoming novel Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith revealed some key details about the mysterious figures. A new excerpt from the novel confirms that Rey's parents' names are Dathan and Miramir, as the story unfolds in the time between the original trilogy and sequel trilogy of Star Wars films. With the book not hitting shelves until June 28th, it's unknown what other revelations might be revealed in the exciting adventure.
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is "Like a Movie"

Star Wars and Lucasfilm are still young in their live-action portfolio, having only The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett released on Disney+ to date. Soon, Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring Ewan McGregor and a number of actors from the Star Wars prequel trilogy back into iconic roles for more live-action adventures on the streaming platform. While The Mandalorian offered up episodic adventures which helped progress the larger native, it seems Obi-Wan Kenobi will be more focused on the larger narrative with a singular story being broken into stopping points.
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Star Wars finally gives Jodie Comer's Rise of Skywalker character a name

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer surprised fans when she turned up in 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in a pivotal role. Jodie was revealed as Rey's mother, alongside Billy Howle as her father, a Palpatine clone, both of who were sadly murdered protecting a young Rey from her Sith Lord grandfather.
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Star Wars Honors Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew on His Birthday

Peter Mayhew, the actor known for playing Chewbacca in all of the Star Wars films until Joonas Suotamo took over in The Last Jedi, sadly passed away in 2019. Since then, Angelique Mayhew often honors her husband's legacy and occasionally posts from The Peter Mayhew Foundation's Twitter account. Today would have been the Star Wars actor's 78th birthday, so many are celebrating him and his time playing the beloved Wookiee. The official account for Star Wars shared a throwback photo of Mayhew on set and reminded fans about the foundation he left behind.
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It's Time to Forgive Hayden Christensen for the Star Wars Prequels

Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on Disney+ on May 27, and with it another wave of Star Wars prequel nostalgia. When LucasFilm announced that Hayden Christensen would don the Darth Vader suit to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker opposite Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars die-hards met the news with joy . Casual Star Wars fans may find this confusing: Weren’t the prequel movies awful? Weren’t all those bits about the galactic senate rather dull and Jar Jar Binks the absolute worst creation to ever grace the screen? Wasn’t Christensen the most maligned actor in the much-hated series?
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Star Wars' Millennium Falcon - secretly made in Wales

It was one of the best-kept secrets of Star Wars franchise - how a life-size replica of the Millennium Falcon was built in a secluded dockyard in west Wales. The project was kept under wraps and given the codename Magic Roundabout. The full story is about to be revealed in...
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Obi-Wan Kenobi's Kumail Nanjiani Reveals Details About His Star Wars Character

Six months after making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as the jacked Kingo in Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani will soon be seen in the Star Wars universe thanks to Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Until today, we didn’t have any idea now Nanjiani fits into this story set in a galaxy far, far away, although we did catch a peek at him in the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer. and know he got intimidated when Ewan McGregor went into Star Wars mode. Now Nanjinai has revealed who his Star Wars character is, where we’ll see him and how crosses paths with McGregor’s title protagonist.
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Star Wars: Rosario Dawson Hopes to Play Ahsoka Indefinitely

Rosario Dawson hopes to play Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars indefinitely. She sat down with Vanity Fair as a part of their wall-to-wall coverage of the franchise this week. The actress said, "As long as they want me, and as long as it's possible, I'm in it." Star Wars: Ahsoka is coming to Disney+ and a lot of fans have been waiting for this moment for what feels like an eternity. As far as modern additions to the Star Wars canon are concerned, there aren't many bigger standouts than the former Jedi. With Disney+ now a reality, it was only a matter of time before Lucasfilm brought her into the real of live-action. So, you can imagine the celebration when Ahsoka made her grand debut in an episode of The Mandalorian. However, her own series has taken a little while longer. Dawson says that she's here for the ride, no matter how long it lasts. As long as the creative team wants her to show up, she'll be there with her lightsaber in hand.
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