The tone is almost apologetic. “I have important news,” says Ewan McGregor, the star of the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi† “Our premiere date is only shifting by a few days.” His hands are raised, as if to say “don’t be angry!” Indeed, Disney is shifting the show’s launch by two days, from Wednesday, May 25 to Friday, May 27.
That’s especially unfortunate, because the 25th would have been exactly 45 years since the original Star Wars opened. But, as McGregor’s body language suggests, don’t be angry. As penance for the serious inconvenience, Disney will now release the first two episodes that day instead of just one.
For fans of the franchise, this latest series starring McGregor has been a long time coming. The series was first announced in the summer of 2019, and Disney has since revealed that there are other big names associated with it, including Rosario Dawson and Hayden Christensen reprising his trilogy role as Darth Vader.
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