MTVNews reporter Josh Horowitz is speculating based on a recent interview with Aussie actor Joel Edgerton that he might be returning to play the role of Uncle Owen in the untitled Kenobi series on Disney+.
Joel played Uncle Owen in Star Wars: Attack of The Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith, the character is the surrogate father to Luke Skywalker on Tatooine before his ultimate death in the original Star Wars.
Check out what he had to say on Twitter.
HOROWTIZ: “Caught up with Joel Edgerton today (check out THE KING! I really enjoyed). I have almost no doubt based on his coy evasiveness that he will be in the Obi-Wan Disney+ series. I’ve seen many an actor playfully evade. I’m placing a big bet that Owen will be back.”
Caught up with Joel Edgerton today (check out THE KING! I really enjoyed). I have almost no doubt based on his coy evasiveness that he will be in the Obi Wan Disney+ series. I’ve seen many an actor playfully evade. I’m placing a big bet that Owen will be back.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) October 1, 2019
Joel’s return could signal confirmation that we might be seeing an eight-year-old Luke Skywalker in the series. As Kenobi, officially takes place eight years after the events Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith and would make sense that we’d see a young Luke as Ben Kenobi looks over him.
At D23 Expo 2019, it was announced by Lucasfilm it would begin shooting next year and that Ewan McGregor as long-assumed would be reprising the Obi-Wan Kenobi role.
We likely won’t be learning any major casting announcements anytime soon.
Last week, Lucasfilm film officially revealed that director Deborah Chow, who recently shot two episodes of The Mandalorian series for them would be tackling Kenobi next. Also, screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) would be writing the series.
A release date for Kenobi hasn’t been made public but there is a good shot that it’ll drop on Disney+ sometime in 2021.
The Mandalorian will be the first live-action Star Wars series and will begin airing on Disney+ starting on November 12th.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
SOURCE: MTV/JOSH HOROWITZ