Vanity Fair Cover Story: Star Wars: The Rebellion Will Be Televised

Vanity Fair has an exclusive look at the master plan for Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, Andor with Diego Luna, Ahsoka with Rosario Dawson—and a fleet of new shows. Read the article HERE.

In the new show Obi-Wan Kenobi, the lord of the dark side hunts his old mentor, setting up their fateful confrontation in 1977’s Star Wars. Reva the Inquisitor: Moses Ingram costars as a fearsome exterminator of Jedi, wielding a double-bladed spinning lightsaber. Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres May 27. Obi-Wan Kenobi: In the eponymous new show, Ewan McGregor reprises his role as the young(er) version of Alec Guinness’s wise old man, now in exile in the desert.

In Andor, Genevieve O’Reilly’s galactic senator secretly leads an uprising against the Empire. Cassian Andor: Diego Luna stars as a man who believes in nothing but eventually risks everything to aid the Rebellion. Andor premieres late summer 2022. Din Djarin: Pedro Pascal’s bounty hunter, a.k.a. the Mandalorian, has such an orthodox devotion to his culture that he only takes off his helmet in dire circumstances. Season three of The Mandalorian returns in late 2022 or early 2023. Ahsoka Tano: Rosario Dawson’s alien warrior is deeply attuned to the Force, but some fans call her a “gray” Jedi, because she doesn’t commit to absolutes like her brethren. Ahsoka is scheduled to premiere in 2023.

Hayden Christensen, who reprises his role as Anakin Skywalker (now Darth Vader), trains for a lightsaber duel with McGregor’s stunt double, Ross Kohnstam.

Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Jon Favreau, and Kathleen Kennedy on the Volume set that allows for travel to distant worlds inside a soundstage. Filoni, Chow, and Favreau first collaborated on The Mandalorian, but now Filoni is developing the Ahsoka series, and Chow is overseeing Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Favreau cradles the animatronic puppet the world now knows as Baby Yoda. “We didn’t want him too cute,” he says.

Published by Larry Fire

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