Sources close to FandomWire have revealed that Lucasfilm is casting for a Young Luke in the Untitled Kenobi show set to debut on Disney+ next year.
Ewan McGregor is returning to the Star Wars franchise as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the show will be set following the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Luke and Leia were separated at the end of Episode 3 with Anakin’s step-family adopting Luke whilst the Organas of Alderan took in Leia. Obi-Wan decided that he would watch over Anakin’s son on Tattooine, and that’s what the show will likely follow.
Our sources also revealed that Joel Edgerton, who portrayed Uncle Owen in the prequels, will be reprising his role in the show.
This means that our sources have confirmed the rumours that have been floating around since October that Edgerton will be returning. They also confirmed that ‘Young Luke’ will be a child in the series which lines up with the timeline – the show is set eight years after Revenge of the Sith.
The young prodigy knew and had met Obi-Wan as we found out in A New Hope but with him being so young, it is likely that most of Kenobi’s interactions will be with Uncle Owen. Perhaps we’ll find out why there’s tension between the two, as they seemed fine with one another in Revenge of the Sith.
We may also see how Kenobi garnered his reputation as an old wizard. He wasn’t seen as a Jedi as such by the townsfolk, which is perhaps what kept him under the Empire’s radar. Nonetheless, there’s some time to play around in before his return in Rebels where he struck down Darth Maul once and for all.
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