In the last few days, there have been some major new developments about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that’s coming to Disney+. These developments thus far are all scoops and rumors, so they are to be taken with a grain of salt for now. But what’s been coming through recently is still exciting, as we try to figure out what the Obi-Wan series will entail.
Today, LRM shared a new scoop of theirs where they reported that yet another familiar character will be joining the Obi-Wan roster. And that rumored character is Alexsandr Kallus from Star Wars Rebels. In a nutshell, this character worked for the Empire for a majority of the series, often trying to hunt down Ezra Bridger and the rest of the Ghost crew.
If this character does end up being a part of the Obi-Wan series, then it will be the first time we see him in a live-action capacity. Of course, this is becoming more prevalent now as Star Wars TV expands out with its newest shows. And, within the last year, Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze have been recent examples of this crossover happening.
Obi-Wan Kenobi series casting
In the series, the character is voiced by David Oyelowo. So when it comes to the live-action casting, this will most likely have to be another Ahsoka Tano situation, where the voice actor and live-action actor are two different people.
Over on Reddit, some fans believe that actor Rupert Friend (who was announced to be in the cast), will play Kallus. And with the right hair and beard, Friend does seem like a clear choice to play the Imperial.
So, the developments have been certainly interesting so far. And if the rumors are correct, it’s possible Kallus won’t be the only Rebels character to appear in the Obi-Wan series. It’s also been rumored that the Fifth Brother could be a villain in the show, a character who was tasked with hunting down surviving Jedi after Order 66. This means surviving will be no easy task for Obi-Wan if he’s got someone like the Fifth Brother and Kallus on his tail. But we know in the end, Obi-Wan will make it out alright, up until his final battle with Vader before he becomes one with the Force.
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