Ten years have passed since John Carter ‘s flop , a disaster that inevitably derailed Andrew Stanton ‘s career .
The director recovered slowly, first returning to Pixar to direct Finding Dory , and then working under the track on TV, directing episodes of Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, Legion, Tales from the Loop and For All Mankind . And also by writing Toy Story 4 .
Stanton has not yet emerged from directors’ purgatory, but his latest collaboration could be a further sign of relaxation in relations with Disney. Stanton has in fact written two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi , the long-awaited series starring Ewan McGregor which will arrive on Disney + , with a double premiere, on May 27th . It is the Writers Guild of America that carries Stanton’s credits in the series: episode 5 was written by him together with the head writer Joby Harold . Episode 6 from Harold, Stanton and Hossein Amini starting with a story by Harold, Stanton and Stuart Beattie .
The Star Wars television universe was practically taken over by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni . A “fan dictatorship”, we could say, and it is not strange that they involved Andrew Stanton, by his own admission a big fan of the George Lucas saga .
Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘s cast
The series stars Ewan McGregor , who will reprise his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader . Also joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie .
Obi-Wan Kenobi is headed by Deborah Chow , while executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold . HERE the teaser trailer of the series.