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Cast Announced For Disney+ Special Event Series Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Disney+ special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April. The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian, Season 1.

The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba. Obi-Wan Kenobi will be available exclusively on Disney+.

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Deborah Chow To Direct Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively On Disney+

Deborah Chow has been tapped to direct the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series that is exclusively for Disney+. Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the series, which takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “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. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.

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Cereal Wars – Collectible Star Wars Pens In Specially Marked Boxes of General Mills Cereal

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Remember when you were a kid and cereal boxes had prizes!

You could care less about the sugary breakfast food advertised on the box; it was all about the PRIZE. After promising to do your chores and eat all of your veggies you would beg your mom for Cap’n Crunch, Freakies or Quisp. After masterfully wearing her down, she would succumb and hopefully toss the desired container into the shopping cart. Once home, you would madly tear open the top of the box, blindly force your hand down through the layers of cereal to grasp Excalibur – a baking soda powered submarine, balloon powered car or the Flintstones pencil holder.

Now you can relive that nostalgic moment…

Between now and the end of the year, General Mills is bringing back Star Wars pens in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese’s Puffs, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs, Trix and Lucky Charms.

Star Wars fans and cereal lovers can visit the “Cereal Wars” Tumblr for Vine and Instagram videos and share memorable movie scenes, quotes and battles.

Fans should look for Darth Vader, Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Anakin Skywalker in specially marked boxes.

General Foods is partnering with popular Star Wars fan sites like Rebelscum and Yak Face to host Star Wars collectible item giveaways including an exclusive studio scale Star Corps trooper helmet replica and limited edition 24” Star Wars Super Shogun Storm Troopers.

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