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Obi-Wan Kenobi series seeking to cast (very) young Luke and Leia?

January 3rd, 2020 by Marc Comments

While we all bask in the glow of The Mandalorian, we’re looking forward to what other Star Wars shows the good people at Disney+ are bringing us in the near future and the one we’re most excited for is, without question, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

And tonight we have a very fun – and likely – rumour about another couple of legacy characters like to appear.

Remember when we met Obi-Wan in A New Hope he was on Tattoine looking over Luke Skywalker, son of Darth Vader and last hope of the Jedi (‘No, there is another..’); before this we saw him handing over the child to his uncle Owen and aunt Beru Lars played by Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, both of who are rumoured to return for this new series too.

Which leads us to the new casting rumours…

Word on the Intergalactic news vine is that the series will also be casting a young Luke and a young Leia, with the kids both being approximately 5 or 6 years old (so no, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown won’t be playing Leia. At least not in this series).

Of course, if we see a young Leia we will also likely see the planet of Alderaan and maybe even see Jimmy Smitts back again as Bail Organa, adoptive father to Leia.

The idea of Obi-Wan nipping around the universe protecting Luke and Leia and being in contact with his friend Bail Organa not only has us excited, but makes sense given what we know of Kenobi’s hermit years.

On top of this, we’re hearing (sketchy) rumours that Dave Filoni, following up from Clone Wars and Rebels, may be developing a New Republic animated show focusing on Mark Hamill’s (voice) as Luke Skywalker and chronicling his Jedi Academy pre-Kylo Ren.

Is this happening? Who knows… but it could be a great idea.

Sources: Fandomwire, Cosmicbooknews

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….