Report: Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast Adds Familiar Characters
A Report Drops Details on Disney+ Star Wars Show Obi-Wan Kenobi Casting….
“Hello, there.” The source on this post speculates that the casting scoops they’ve posted could constitute spoilers.
You still here? Excellent.
Little Leia Cast for Disney Plus
Here’s the scoop.
Not only is Lucasfilm casting little Luke, but little Leia is also on the call list. We’d heard rumors to that effect previously; however, we feel pretty good because this is a “vetted” scoop, with two confirmations.
I can tell you that Leia is a part of Kenobi in a big way. In fact, from what I’ve heard stuff dealing with Leia is pretty much the impetus for the whole show and what gets Obi-Wan (Ben) into another adventure.
Supposedly, the new name on the cast list for “Leia Organa” is Vivien Lyra Blair, who appeared in Bird Box and We Can Be Heroes.
Maison also explained that some familiar characters from Star Wars Rebels would be appearing.
Fifth Brother in Live-Action?
Moreover, Maison said that Sung Kang — already officially announced in a Lucasfilm cast listing — would play an Inquisitor; apparently, he’s portraying the “Fifth Brother.”
BTW: Here is a pretty great synopsis on the Fifth Brother from StarWars.com:
Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatoes tweeted out an interview with Kang, who spoke about his opportunity with “Star Wars.”
"There's this feeling of legacy… there's this kind of shared spirit and this passion of why we wanted to come into Hollywood."
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) July 15, 2021
What makes me feel really good about this story — not only because we are seeing Leia — is that TheDisInsider is amplifying it, too.
Ready for Deborah Chow, et al…
Deborah Chow, who helmed several episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian will both produce and direct the entire series which is reported to consist of 6 hour-long episodes. The series is currently one of several Star Wars series in development for Disney+, alongside Andor and The Book of Boba Fett.
In fact, Maison’s synopsis really just solidifies my excitement for the show.
As others have heard/reported, there seem to be quite a few Inquisitors (including another we’ve seen before) in the series, and yes there will be plenty of Clone Wars flashbacks the feature a certain apprentice. From the sounds of it, Kenobi is really bridging the gap between the two eras, and using the stuff we’ve seen from the animated shows to do it as well.
Wow. Just wow.
Not only will we see the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi to live-action, but he’s also bringing a whole lot of familiar faces and names with him.
Just one more reason to be excited about Star Wars in 2022.
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