With the success of The Mandalorian, it looks like Disney+ is not just going to sit on their hands with the franchise. We reported earlier this year that Ewan McGregor had signed on for an Obi-Wan series. Now it is being reported that Disney is looking to cast a young Luke Skywalker for the show. The show will look to explore events leading up to ‘A New Hope’. Unfortunately an official release date for the series has not been given at this time. Check out more details below and be sure and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
When the Obi-Wan Kenobi series hits Disney+ — whenever that may be — it will reportedly feature another familiar face in addition to Ewan McGregor’s titular character. According to fan scooper @DanielRPK, the series is currently casting for a young Luke Skywalker, cementing the show’s timeline sometime immediately before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. The ace scooper shared the news on his Patreon page, revealing a new casting grid being distributed sent to agents has unveiled the news.
Despite never officially being announced as a movie by Lucasfilm, it was thought the series was initially intended as a standalone film directed by director Stephen Daldry. According to Kenobi writer Hossein Amini, the property works much better as a series because of the complexities following the character on Tatooine.