Disney is reportedly now casting a young Luke Skywalker for the upcoming Obi-Wan Disney+ series.
We may soon see a young Luke Skywalker in the upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series. The Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ spin-off is reportedly casting a child version of the classic hero of the original trilogy, as well as featuring an actor from ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.’
Before the release and success of ‘The Mandalorian,’ Disney announced the series, which will feature Ewan McGregor reprise his role form the prequels as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series will center around his adventures in the time between the great Jedi Purge in ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and his heroic sacrifice to save the Rebel Alliance in ‘Star Wars: A New Hope.’ During this period, the former mentor of Anakin Skywalker lived in exile in the world of Tatooine, watching over the young Luke Skywalker grow up to become the man who would one day save the galaxy from the Empire.
According to reports, Luke Skywalker will appear as a child in the show, which lines up with the timeline of the show. Moreover, Joel Edgerton will reprise his role as Owen Lars, Anakin’s maternal stepbrother, who raised Luke following the death of his mother, Padme Amidala.
Initially, the Obi-Wan series planned to be a movie, but following the box-office let down ‘Solo: A Star Wars’ was, Disney turned the film into a series for Disney’s streaming service. The show will be directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed three episodes of ‘The Mandalorian,’ as well as Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive Jessica Jones and the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.
Currently, there are no open casting calls or even details of what the young Luke will look like in the series. But, the series will most likely explore Obi-Wan’s distant relationship with young Luke Skywalker.