Jimmy Smits will reportedly return as Bail Organa in “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new Disney+ limited series from Lucasfilm. Smits last played Bail Organa in 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
MSW reports that their sources observed Smits on set for the Kenobi series’ filming with Ewan McGregor. The filming was so secretive it wasn’t immediately clear if he was even in the series for a time. It is also why he has been left off the cast list (merchandise for the Kenobi series also have Smits’ Bail Organa in production for the coming year). So it is happening and the confirmations are coming from all over.
Since nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will debut exclusively on Disney+ May 25. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master.
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
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 Joby Harold.
Source: Making Star Wars, Bespin Bulletin
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