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OTTplay Now You Know - Obi-Wan Kenobi

The highly anticipated Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on the 27th of May on Disney + Hotstar in India. The original cast of the Star Wars prequel trilogy including Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Joel Edgerton will reprise their roles.

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 08.30 AM, May 26, 2022

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OTTplay Now You Know - Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Welcome to another episode of OTTplay Now you Know, Im your host Nikhil

The highly anticipated Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on the 27th of May. The original cast of the Star Wars prequel trilogy including Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Joel Edge rton will reprise their roles. So here are some lesser known facts about the Disney+ original series. Lets dive in

  1. Ewan McGregor, who plays the titular character, revealed that it was a massive relief when Disney finally announced the project, because he had known about the TV series for four years and found it extremely difficult to keep it a secret which involved lying to everyone about it.
  2. Actor Hayden Christensen, who essays the role of Anakin Skywalker, rewatched all Star Wars movies as well as binged the animated shows Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels to help prepare for reprising his role as the character who would become the iconic villain, Darth Vader.
  3. Popular talk show host Jon Stewart inadvertently helped name Obi-Wan’s home planet. When Stewart interviewed Star Wars creator George Lucas in 2010 at a convention, Lucas joked that Obi-Wan’s home planet is named Stewjon, a play on Jon Stewart’s name. The name has somehow stuck and as per the official Star Wars website Stewjon is considered canon.
  4. Sir Alec Guinness who played the role of the older version of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy of films is the only actor in the entire franchise to receive an Oscar nomination for essaying the role of a Star Wars character.
  5. Obi-Wan Kenobi is regarded as a legendary Jedi Knight in the Star Wars universe, therefore several artifacts are named after him. Within the Star Wars lore, The Kenobi Medallion, for instance, is awarded to those who have displayed great feats of bravery, while the New Republic commissioned a Star Destroyer called the Obi-Wan, and the Kenobi Offensive is a term used to describe a starship offensive maneuver.
  6. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was allegedly displeased with the script at one point, and it eventually led to production temporarily being halted on January 23rd 2020 and sent the crew home.

Well thats the OTTplay Now You Know for today, until the next time its your host Nikhil signing out

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