We’ve Got Our First Plot Details About The Upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
Disney — seemingly intent on ending the streaming wars upon arrival to the battlefield — has been dropping announcements regarding Disney+ left, right, and center the last couple of weeks.
With various Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars universe series set to launch in the coming years, Disney is looking to their heavy-hitting properties to crush their streaming competition.
And of all those MCU and Star Wars series — such as The Mandalorian, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Mrs. Marvel, and She-Hulk — arguably the most intriguing of them all is the still-untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Seeing Ewan McGregor return to the cloak of the iconic Jedi for the first time since Revenge of the Sith, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will easily be one of Disney+’s most successful properties as it will be focusing on one of the most important characters in Star Wars lore.
And while we still may be about two years away from the release of the highly-anticipated series, some details about the show’s plot have already begun to make their way onto the internet.
In a recent episode of The Star Wars Show, it was revealed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series will take place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and, therefore, eleven years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.
“The Disney+ panel was the first to announce an all-new Star Wars series in development, one that many fans have been asking to see since the closing scenes of 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, electrified the audience when he emerged following the announcement of his involvement in a new series taking place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead.” [Star Wars]
At this time, while neither a title nor a release date for the film has been announced, longtime Disney producer Kathleen Kennedy has stated the scripts for the series are completed and that production will be ready to begin next year.
Disney+ is set to launch in the United States on Tuesday, November 12.
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