A new report claims that Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi will appear in the Star Wars: Rogue One spinoff series, Andor, on Disney +.
Ewan McGregor will reportedly have a recurring role in the upcoming Star Wars Serie Andor.
The Illuminerdi reports that McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi will appear in the Rogue one Prequel series that will follow rogue spy Cassian Andor in the days leading up to his fateful final mission. No other details or information was provided, but if true, it shows just how interconnected Disney + is. Star Wars the shows will be.
McGregor will also headline his own prequel / sequel series that will follow Obi-Wan in the intervening years. Revenge of the Sith Y A new hope. That show will also feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The precise time period of Obi-Wan’s solo series is unknown, but it may well overlap with Andor given its flexible time frame.
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As for Andor, the show began filming in December after an incredibly difficult start. First announced in Spring 2019, The Americans Showrunner Stephen Schiff was set to direct the series with a start date of October 2019. By that fall, pre-production on the series had stopped. Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote Rogue one and he directed the new shootings for the film after Lucasfilm and original director Gareth Edwards parted ways, intervened, and reportedly saved the show from being abandoned. In April 2020, Gilroy officially took over as showrunner.
Then the pandemic delayed filming until winter, and Gilroy decided not to go to the UK and direct the first three episodes as planned. Stay on board as showrunner and executive producer, and Black mirrorToby Haynes will be in charge of directing the tasks of the first batch of episodes. Haynes will reportedly be joined by directors Benjamin Caron. (The Crown) and Susanna White (The devil).
Established five years before the mission to bring down the Death Star, Andor it is described as a spy thriller set in the world of the rising rebellion and tyranny of the Empire. Diego Luna will be accompanied by his Rogue one co-star as Mon Mothma, the leader of the Rebel Alliance. When the series was announced, Alan Tudyk was also set to reprise his role as Cassian’s droid partner K-2SO, but the actor has since claimed that he will not appear in the series.
Disney + Andor stars Diego Luna, Adria Arjona, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. The series will hit Disney + in 2022.
Source: The Illuminerdi
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