Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return documentary is coming

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23 Aug 2022, 10:26

Ewan MacGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the poster for A Jedi's Return.

Credit: Disney+

The latest Disney+ Star Wars series universe focused on iconic character Obi-Wan Kenobi, with the show receiving acclaim from critics and fans alike. And now a documentary, called Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return, is set to chart Ewan McGregor's return as the titular character, and Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker. 

The documentary lands on 8th September, as part of Disney+ Day, and will look into the two actors playing their Star Wars characters for the first time since the third prequel in the film series, 2005’s Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith.

As well as focusing on Ewan and Hayden’s journey, the new docco will also see director Deborah Chow and other members of the cast and crew reflect on telling a new story with iconic Star Wars characters, while also introducing new heroes and villains into the saga along the way.

The official synopsis for the documentary says: “Complete with visits to the creature shop, props department and more, Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return features the side of filmmaking that makes Star Wars so unique – the respect and passion for the generation-spanning legacy and the beloved characters.”

A trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return has dropped. In it, Scottish actor Ewan says: “I remember clearly the first time I watched Star Wars.”

In the trailer, which shows footage of Ewan and Hayden filming the prequels, as well as behind the scenes stuff from the Disney+ series, Deborah Chow says: “I feel hugely fortunate to be able to do this, but also a big responsibility to try to do it right”

Have a look at the trailer here:

Other releases on Disney+ Day on 8th September include Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio, a new short from The Simpsons titled Welcome To The Club, and Marvel’s Thor: Love And Thunder. 

There will also be a making-of film called Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making Of Thor: Love And Thunder, which will feature cast interviews and unseen footage from the set.

Mark the date in your diary!