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Poster, release date and loads of new details for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series arrive

February 13th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Yes! We finally have our official poster and release date for the highly, highly, highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series which, we now know hits Disney+ on May 25th.

Why not May 4th? Well, May 25th is the 45 anniversary of the release of Star Wars [A New Hope]/, so it’s rather fitting, really… our money is still on The Bad Batch Season 2 hitting on May the 4th [be with you].

The poster has Obi-Wan crossing the sand dunes of Tattooine and, yes, in his hand is Anakin’s lightsaber… what the story behind that will be, is anyone’s guess for now.

We’re also hearing that the show will heavily feature the Emperor’s Inquisitors as seen in Star Wars: Rebels and the Jedi: Fallen Order game with Fast & Furious star Sung Kang playing the Fifth Brother and Moses Ingram playing the Third Sister who has never been seen before now. On top of this, we’re now hearing the Hitman: Agent 47 star Rupert Friend is playing The Grand Inquisitor, left, from Rebels who will be hunting down Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan.

On top of this, it really sounds like the Inquisitors are not going to be messing around if the latest report is to be believed.

Described as ‘brutal’, there is reportedly one sequence in which the Third Sister cuts the hands off of a Tatooine citizen, to the shock (and amusement) of even the Grand Inquisitor – looks like they’re going to be villains to be reckoned with… and we’re wondering if the Third Sister is gone before Rebels, will she meet a lightsaber ending thanks to Obi-Wan?

And finally, it’s no secret that Hayden Christensen is back for the series as Darth Vader, with us already hearing he’ll be a very angry, scary Vader but if McGregor is to be believed, we may be seeing Anakin and Obi-Wan together again… through flashbacks?


“I think it’s no secret that Hayden Christensen comes back and we got to play scenes together again as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and it was just fantastic to work with him again,” McGregor said in a new interview.

“It was a great experience,” he goes on, “Deborah Chow directed all the episodes and she’s really good. She directed a couple [episodes] of The Mandalorian and she’s a really great director. She really knows the Star Wars world, inside out, far more than I do. [Laughs] We just had a great time.

“I’m not going to give away anything else about the storyline, only I think it’s really going to satisfy Star Wars fans.

“I always felt there was a story between Episode III where I finished playing Obi-Wan in the movies and Episode IV where Alec Guinness is Obi-Wan Kenobi. The writers and Deb and I and everyone, I think we crafted or they crafted a very fine storyline. I think people are going to like it.”

I’m hoping the meeting of Obi-Wan and Vader done as a Force vision perhaps or a nightmare of some sort as I don’t think they should meet again between Episodes III and IV, but I definitely want to see them lock sabers again.

What say you all? Let me know all your thoughts, gang…

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….