Spoiler alert: This piece has spoilers from Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes “Part I” and “Part II.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi will have more familiar faces in the upcoming episodes, teases director Deborah Chow. In this Disney+ series, exiled Jedi Obi-Wan ”Ben” Kenobi is on the run to save the separated Skywalker twins.
Familiar faces in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The Skywalker twins that Wan Kenobi is trying to save are 10-year-old Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker. A familiar face from the Star Wars prequel trilogy is the parent of the twins, Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits), and the uncle of Luke, Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton). Appearances by droids R2-D2 and C3PO (Anthony Daniels). His trip to Daiyu brings him eye to eye with a veteran clone trooper, Temuera Morrison for the first time after Revenge of the Sith.
Director Deborah Chow confirmed more Star Wars galaxy cameos and Easter eggs in the final episodes
Deborah confirmed that fans can expect more cameos in the last four episodes of the series.
“I don’t think it would be Star Wars if we didn’t have some Easter eggs, and we didn’t have some cameos. So there are some to come,” the director teased. “I think for us, what we do have in the show, it needed to come out of character for us. We didn’t want to just put things in for the sake of it.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi is a character that has definitely interacted with a lot of people and has done a lot in his life.” Source: Rotten Tomatoes TV.
Chow has given a clue that more cameos would connect to Star Wars prequel than the time of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka set five years post-Return of the Jedi.
“Given the nature of our characters, the strongest connective tissue is to the prequels for us,” “Because in large part, that’s where our characters are coming from and that’s where their stories started. So really the prequels are sort of the most connected to our series.” Source: Entertainment Weekly
The series stars Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Indira Varma, Sung Kang, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Kumail Nanjiani, and Hayden Christensen.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is streaming on Disney+ on Wednesdays.