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Villains in Obi-Wan Kenobi series may be familiar faces with Temuera Morrison stepping up to the plate. Again.

December 14th, 2020 by Marc Comments


After the news at the weekend that Hayden Christensen is set to return for Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series as Darth Vader opposite Ewan McGregor’s Darth Vader, and that the series was set to begin filming early next year, we’ve known there was more details coming soon… 

And now we have some news. Probably.

In the most recent episode of Kessel Run Transmissions – these are the guys who have been ahead of the curve with a lot of Star Wars news, including The Bad Batch animated series -it seems there’s some exciting news coming that, honestly, sounds great.

We know that the new series will be set a decade after Episode III and it seems that The series will feature “a team of Jedi hunters that are looking for Obi-Wan”.

However, these hunters will be a team of elite clone troopers, led by none other than Commander Cody, ex-friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi and hero of the grand army of the Republic… and, as we saw in the final episode of The Clone Wars, a good man twisted by the Emperor’s Order 66, leaving him a slave of the Empire. A slave who, it seems, is now hunting Obi-Wan.

On top of that, it seems that the team of clones hunting him may be the Bad Batch.

Director Deborah Chow has teased the concept of Jedi hunters.

The Bad Batch are a gang of clones who were not the perfect duplicates they were meant to be but, instead, became their own individual men and a crack team of Clones who didn’t play by the same rules the others did. They too are getting their own series and it seems they set to be a big part of the Star Wars story in the live-action arena too.

Of course, this means that, if true, they too were victims of Order 66.

On top of this, the Kessle guys are saying that Temuera Morrison, who recently returned to Star Wars as the one and only Boba Fett in The Mandalorian, has been cast in Obi-Wan Kenobi too, adding: “we know their relationship. So it’s definitely going to be emotional.”

Morrison, of course, was the face of the clones in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, so he would be a natural choice to play Commander Cody.

If this turns out to be true, it would be very exciting news and another major link between the movies, the animated shows and the live-action shows too.

And I’m here for all of it!

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….