Top-tier co-star for “Obi-Wan Kenby” series

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Los Angeles (AP) – Scottish actor Evan McGregor (49) announced his return to his iconic Star Wars role as Obi-Wan Kenobi some time ago.

Now entertainment giant Disney has also announced co-stars for the planned series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on the Disney + streaming service. “Incredible artists” were introduced in a tweet.

In addition to Hayden Christenson as Darth Vader, Moshe Ingram (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Joel Edgerton (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Rupert Friend (“Homeland”), Bonnie Pierce (“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of The “Sith”) plays, among others), with Kumail Nanjiani («The Big Sick»), rappers O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Sung Kang («Fast and Furious 6»). April shooting is planned to begin .

The director is Canadian Deborah Chow, who previously directed episodes of the Star Wars streaming series “The Mandalorian”. The new series is set ten years after the events of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”, when the young Jedi Anakin turns to the dark side of the Skywalker force and becomes a dangerous dar dredger.

The lead actor McGregor slipped into the legendary role of Jedi Master three times. He starred in the films “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Men’s” (1999), “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” (2002) and most recently in the 2005 “Star Wars: Episode” films OB- Played the role of Van Kenby. III – The Revenge of the Sith ».

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