Yesterday we found out that Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘s new footage may be out next week, and one wonders if it will be the official trailer (assuming the rumors are true). However, in the meantime the covers of Total Film dedicated to the series are available.
If the cover for subscribers portrays the lightsaber of the Jedi Knight (the third, which will inspire Luke Skywalker for his own), the standard version instead shows Ewan McGregor in front of the lights of Daiyu, a planet never seen before. As you can guess, its neon metropolitan vibe is inspired by Hong Kong.
The series will see Obi-Wan clash with Darth Vader ( Hayden Christensen ) again, and McGregor was really impressed. Here is the statement on the cover:
When Vader was walking towards me [to fight], he scared the shit out of me!
I remind you that the first two episodes will be released on May 27th on Disney + . You can see the images below.
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 22, 2022
The cast includes Ewan McGregor , Hayden Christensen , Indira Varma , Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Vivien Lyra Blair , Sung Kang and Maya Erskine .
The series will be directed by Deborah Chow , known for the film The High Cost of Living and many television shows, including Mr. Robot, Reign, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Lost in Space, Better Call Saul, The Man in the high castle, American Gods and two episodes of The Mandalorian .
Joby Harold will take over the writing in place of Hossein Amini , who left the project last January. The British screenwriter is best known for Awake – Conscious Anesthesia , King Arthur: The Power of the Sword and Army of the Dead .
Rosario Dawson is reportedly making an appearance as Ahsoka Tano , following her live-action debut in The Mandalorian ‘s second season . However, there are no official confirmations in this regard.
Ewan McGregor , Debora Chow, Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward and John Swartz are executive producers. Jason McGatlin is the co-producer.