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Rupert Friend Reportedly Playing Grand Inquisitor In ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Disney+ Series

One of the most anticipated original series coming to Disney+ this year is Obi-Wan Kenobi”, but up until now, very few details have been revealed.

Obi-Wan Kenobi,” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Previously announced cast includes Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The series will also see the return of Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars. Star Wars newcomers include Eternals‘ Kumail Nanjiani, Game of Thrones‘ Indira Varma and Rupert Friend.  Rumors also suggest that Sung Kang could portray one of the Empire’s Inquisitors from the animated series Star Wars Rebels. 

According to a new report from Bespin Bulletin, we may now know who Rupert Friend will play in the series.  According to their sources, Friend is the Grand Inquisitor. The article goes on to say that there are at least three Inquisitors with Rupert Friend portraying the Grand Inquisitor along with Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) playing an Inquisitor, and Sung Kang (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift). Previously it was reported by Cinelinx that Kang was playing the fifth brother, and though my sources didn’t know the name of the character Kang plays, one did say that the character has a headpiece that’s somewhat similar to the one the Fifth Brother sports in Star Wars: Rebels and that he spent hours in make-up. 

Since the above information has not been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.

The series is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.

The limited series will consist of six hour-long episodes and is expected to arrive on Disney+ in May 2022.

Source: Bespin Bulletin

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