Lucasfilm and Disney have been working on the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi show for Disney+ and it appears that it will have young Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in it. There is new rumor that they have cast an actress to play the younger version of the popular princess turned general.
We knew that they would be having the Skywalker twins in the show as it was reported by The Illuminerdi that there was a casting call out for two children:
(Girl) Caucasian, 8-11 years old, to portray a precocious girl.
(Boy) Caucasian, 8-11 years old, to portray a precocious boy
Of course this is a rumor, so things can change and you should take it with a grain or two of salt. According to Cinelinx, their sources have reported that Leia would be important to the new show.
“I can tell you Leia is a part of Kenobi in a big way. In fact, from what I’ve heard, the stuff dealing with Leia is pretty much the impetus for the whole show and what gets Obi-Wan (Ben) into another adventure.”
Right now it’s rumored that actress Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box) has been cast as young Princess Leia for the upcoming show.
Beyond Luke and Leia being in the show there is a lot of talk that the Inquisitors from the Clone Wars and they believe Sung Kang will be playing the Fifth Brother, from Star Wars Rebels. Cinelinx and other sources have been saying that we can expect to see more characters (including other Inquisitors) that bridge the gap between the sequel trilogy and original trilogy.
I’m actually quite excited about this show. Deborah Chow is directing it and she has a great attitude about making it about the work and the story. Frankly that’s what Star Wars needs more than anything. Great characters, great stories and people who want to focus on that. More “Mandalorian” and less “The Last Jedi.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut with six episodes on Disney+ in 2022.
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