Lucasfilm taps Deborah Chow as Kenobi series director

After making the forever rumored/teased a reality this summer with the announcement of a new Ewan McGregor starring Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, Lucasfilm as found the person to bring that series to life. They didn’t have to look too far.

Announced on StarWars.com, the studio has tapped Deborah Chow, who worked on The Mandalorian Disney+ series for Lucasfilm, will serve as the executive producer and director for the upcoming series which takes place eight years after Kenobi entered exile in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

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“We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) will write the series and serve as an executive producer as well alongside Chow, McGregor, Kennedy, Tracey Seaward and John Swartz with Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice Presidet of Production Jason McGatlin will serve as a co-producer.

There currently is no timetable set for when the series will arrive.

It’s official: Ewan McGregor returns for a Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Years upon years of rumors can at last be put to rest. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ewan McGregor are officially returning to a galaxy far far away.

Announced during Disney’s D-23 confernece, Kathleen Kennedy officially made the announcement that McGregor is returning to the Jedi Master role he played in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, in a brand new not currently named Disney+ series to focus on Kenobi.

Little is known about the series, but it’s no doubt set to take place during the 20ish years that Kenobi was in exile on the planet of Tattooine watching over the growing Luke Skywalker from afar. Many have speculated the types of adventures a former Jedi could have gotten up to in those years, since it seems likey he wasn’t just sitting in his hut waiting.

The Kenboi series joins The Mandalorian as the first live-action TV shows in the Star Wars universe with a Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna reprising his role of Cassian Andor on the way at some point.

The very first trailer for The Mandalorian has arrived

Prepare to return to a galaxy far far away once more, this time through the Disney+ streaming platform rather than a theater near you. Disney+ has debuted the first trailer for the brand new first ever live-acction Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.

The Mandalorian takes place five years after the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, set in the Outer Rim worlds of the Star Wars galaxy. This places it in the mostly unexplored era following the destruction of the second Death Star, the death of Emperor Palpetine and the fall of the Empire before it rose again as the First Order one day.

Guided by showrunner Jon Favreau with the likes of Star Wars animation guru Dave Filoni, Taika Waitit, and more directing, The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abthahi, Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog and Giancarlo Esposito. The series will be availble on Novermber 12, which is the day the platform launches.

Ms. Marvel reportedly set to gain her own Disney+ series

Things are about to potentially get a lot more marvelous on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Fan-favorite Inhuman and Muslim superhero Kamala Khan, the high-flying Ms. Marvel is getting her own series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

British writer and comedian Bisha K. Ali has reportedly been tapped to write for the series and act as the showrunner.

Before Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel in the comics in 2012, taking on the moniker of the long dead Kree hero Mar-Vell, she went by the name Ms. Marvel. Editors Sana Amanat & Stephen Wacker along with writer G. Willow Wilson and artists Adrian Alphona & Jamie McKelvie took that opportunity to create Kamal Khan a Pakistani American teenager from New Jersey who was a giant Captain Marvel fan & gained powers thanks to exposure to Terrigen Mists, the substance that gives Inhumans their powers.

Over the years Kamala has risen in popularity and headlined her own solo series three times, was a member of the Avengers and since 2017 has been a member of and leader of the teenage hero team known as the Champions.

Whether the series will be from Marvel Studios and be within the Marvel Cinematic Universe world alongside Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision and Hawkeye or if it will be done by the wholely separate Marvel TV division is unclear.

More information is likely to come out of Disney’s currently ongoing D-23 event.

The Mandalorian fully debuts in first Disney+ poster

With only a couple months left till Disney bursts into the middle of the streaming war with their upcoming Disney+ platform, the studio is beginning to shine even more of a spotlight on the original content that they’ll be providing on the service. A trailer is reportedly on the way, but in the meantime the first poster for their Star Wars series The Mandalorian has debuted.

Shared through Twitter, the poster featured the title Mandalorian played by Pedro Pascal striding through a barren area with his ship the Razor Crest and setting twin suns behind him.

The Mandalorian takes place five years after the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi which means it will be giving some of the first looks in the new canon at what happened in that pivitol time after the destruction of the second Death Star, death of Emperor Palpetine and the fall of the Empire before it rose again as the First Order one day.

It’s unlikely that many characters known from the film worlds will play a part, since this series takes place far out in the lawless Outer Rim worlds of the Star Wars galaxy.

Guided by showrunner Jon Favreau with the likes of Star Wars animation guru Dave Filoni, Taika Waitit, and more directing, The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abthahi, Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog and Giancarlo Esposito. The series will be availble on Novermber 12, which is the day the platform launches.