Obi-Wan Kenobi launch date has been moved — by two days. On Thursday, with a video that includes star Ewan McGregor, Disney and Lucasfilm introduced that the following live-action Star Wars sequence will now premiere Friday, May 27 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar wherever accessible. (Obi-Wan Kenobi was initially set to hit Disney’s streaming companies on Wednesday, May 25.) However although the brand new Star Wars sequence now arrives two days later, it should include double the enjoyable. Yep, the primary two episodes will drop on May 27. That stated, future episodes will nonetheless drop on Wednesdays, which suggests we might be handled to three Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes within the house of six days.
Disney did not say why it was altering its launch technique for the upcoming Star Wars sequence. The American leisure big introduced Wednesday premieres for all its authentic Disney+ sequence following the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequence Loki — that change was additionally announced through a video that includes its personal star Tom Hiddleston — that had shifted to Wednesdays. Nevertheless it’s not prefer it’s clashing with another main sequence too. The continuing MCU sequence Moon Knight wraps up May 4 — Star Wars Day, in reality — and the following one, Ms. Marvel, premiering June 8, was going to conflict with Obi-Wan Kenobi whatever the change.
If it so desired, Disney might have put Obi-Wan Kenobi on Fridays, and stored Ms. Marvel on Wednesdays, however it’s not doing that. Meaning for 3 Wednesdays in June, Star Wars and Marvel will conflict with new episodes from each universes dropping on the identical time. Talking of clashes, Disney’s determination to transfer the Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere to May 27 means it is now going to launch reverse one other huge present, over on Netflix: the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things. Netflix has split Stranger Issues 4 into two components although, with the second quantity not due till July 1.
Set 10 years after the occasions of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, through which Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) confronted his biggest defeat as his finest good friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) turned to the darkish aspect and have become Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi picks up with Kenobi on Tatooine wanting over a younger Luke Skywalker. Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Pal, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie are additionally a part of the brand new Star Wars sequence. Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) directs, Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) is showrunner and head author.