Exciting Star Wars Rumor: Obi-Wan's surprisingly early return marks the big bang of a new universe

One of the most anticipated Star Wars projects is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ewan McGregor returns in the role of the legendary Jedi. In addition, we can look forward to an appearance by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader. That revealed Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy last December.

It will be some time before the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starts on Disney. After all, filming won't start for a few weeks. However, a new rumor promises two very exciting developments:

Lucasfilm apparently has big Star Wars plans for Obi-Wan

The rumor originated from The Illuminerdi and should therefore be taken with extreme caution. Nevertheless, the scraps of information made us sit up and take notice. Because they make perfect sense when we look at Lucasfilm's current plans.

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Specifically, it says that Ewan McGregor already appears in Andor as Obi-Wan. The series has been filmed in London since November 2020 and could premiere on Disney in early 2022. McGregor revealed in October last year that he was screen testing the Obi Wan series on the set of The Mandalorian.

Possibly these also took place in preparation for Andor. The Illuminerdi says that McGregor will play a recurring role. Apparently more is planned than a cameo. That goes well with the second part of the rumor: Allegedly, Lucasfilm wants to connect several Star Wars series through the character Obi-Wan.

Obi-Wan universe is based on The Mandalorian success

We can currently follow this tactic at The Mandalorian. The story of Pedro Pascal's silent bounty hunter, which began around a year ago, has already spawned three spin-off series, namely Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic and The Book of Boba Fett. All are closely related.

In the case of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor, it is also obvious to establish various connections. Last but not least, both series are located between the events of Episode 3 and Episode 4 on the Star Wars timeline. It makes sense to make Obi-Wan the key figure that holds this part of the Star Wars universe together.

Where the Mando Universe covers all events between Episode 6 and 7, the Obi-Wan Universe could shed more light on that transition phase in which the Empire takes control of the galaxy more and more until we are back at the point where Rogue One transitions seamlessly into Star Wars.

Officially - and it should be emphasized again - none of this is so far. It is very likely that Lucasfilm will wait for Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi's success first before expanding this Star Wars corner. Obi-Wan's appearance in Andor would definitely give the series a huge boost in popularity.

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