How to Watch “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited-series premiere
Obi-Wan Kenobi is now available for streaming. Watch the premiere of this new Star Wars series today with a Disney+ subscription. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return to play the iconic roles, once again stepping into the Star Wars spotlight in this all-new continuation story of one of the series’ most legendary Jedi Masters. Where to watch:You can stream Obi-Wan Kenobi today when you register for Disney+. For $7.99/month ($79.99/year) subscribe and enjoy all your favorite Disney originals, Pixar classics, Marvel favorites and more.mlive.com
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: A guide to the new ‘Star Wars’ series
By RYAN PEARSONLOS ANGELES (AP) — “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — now that’s a name casual “Star Wars” fans haven’t heard in a long time. That was tossed in the scrap heap after the relatively meager box office returns of 2018′s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” With the launch of Disney+ the next year, Lucasfilm pinned its hopes on a streaming series. (Kenobi was also featured in the animated series “The Clone Wars,” which ran for seven seasons and is now on Disney+.) Kenobi brought Luke to live with family on Tatooine, and that’s where the new series begins. Expect other established characters to make as-yet-unannounced appearances in either the main story or through flashbacks, used heavily in the other live action “Star Wars” series.mlive.com
4 things Disney should keep in mind when making the next Star Wars trilogy
A scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Source: Star WarsThe result was "The Last Jedi." To be sure, the original Star Wars trilogy had some sloppy storytelling arcs, but that was because it was never guaranteed that any of them would get a sequel. Matt Singer, from Screen Crush, wrote Monday in piece about the number of ancillary materials required to understand the latest Star Wars film. Star Wars movies, as Lucas has said repeatedly, are meant to be for kids. The show is based in the Star Wars universe, set in the years after "Return of the Jedi" and has elements of a traditional Star Wars tale, but it's also innovative and fresh.cnbc.com
McGregor hated having to lie about reprising role as Obi-Wan
McGregor added that while he understood the silence was a necessary evil, "I'm not really brought up that way. McGregor made his debut as a young Obi-Wan in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" in 1999 and was also in the other two "Star Wars" prequels. So he would often be asked by reporters if he would return to other "Star Wars" projects. "Once they started making spin-off movies, there was such a lot of speculation about an Obi-Wan spin-off. Well, if they give me a call, I'd be, you know, I'd be interested," he said.
Obi-Wan Kenobi and 'The Mandalorian' bring the Force to Disney+
(CNN) - Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring the Force to Disney+, which -- along with the first trailer for "The Mandalorian" -- capped the studio's presentation for its new streaming service at the D23 Expo. That includes "The Mandalorian," the first live-action "Star Wars" series, which will make its debut when the service launches. Kennedy noted that the service would have access to all the movies, including the upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," putting "over 40 years of 'Star Wars' storytelling in one place." Another series is in the works starring Diego Luna as the character he played in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." That brings to eight the total number of shows that the comic-book powerhouse is producing for Disney+, including several previously announced titles featuring Avengers characters.
Secret Cinema lets "Star Wars" fans experience movie in new way
The light saber battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most famous scenes from "Star Wars.” But as fans wait for December's release of Episode VII, they are finding a new way to get their fix: becoming a living part of the story. Charlie D'Agata takes us inside Secret Cinema, hidden somewhere in London.cbsnews.com