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o you remember where you were when Kathleen Kennedy asked Ewan McGregor if he’d be returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi and he said “Yes?” That’s a little like asking if you remember the first time you saw a Star War. It’s hard to forget.

While not much is known about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series in terms of plot, we do know it’s being called a Disney+ “special event” series, meaning it will have fewer episodes than a typical season of The Mandalorian and will not run for multiple seasons.

The closer we get to production and filming, the more we’ll likely learn about what to expect. We now have a full cast to fangirl over, including a few faces no one ever thought we’d see returning.

In addition to McGregor reprising his role as Kenobi and Hayden Christensen returning to the franchise as Darth Vader, additional castings (roles unknown - Kumail WHO ARE YOU?) include:

Moses Ingram 

Joel Edgerton 

Bonnie Piesse

Kumail Nanjiani

Indira Varma

Rupert Friend

O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Sung Kang 

Simone Kessell 

Benny Safdie

Most notable here are Piesse and Edgerton, who are also making their grand return to Star Wars. They played young Beru and Owen in the Prequel Trilogy, which pretty much confirms we’ll be seeing them again -- and maybe even their nephew.

Maybe. Possibly. Hopefully? We never thought we’d see Luke Skywalker in live-action again after the Sequel Trilogy, and look how that turned out.

Kumail Nanjiani now has feet in two major franchises, set to make his MCU debut soon and now as someone (Kitster??) in a Star Wars series. Good for him. So many actors dream of one or the other, and he’ll surely continue to show his range while in a galaxy far, far away.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series begins production this summer, with a likely release date on Disney+ sometime in 2022.

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Meg is a writer, podcaster, and photographer. She lives in Illinois with her dog and medal-worthy book collection, and believes any conversation in which Star Wars references are applicable is one worth having.

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