‘Star Wars’ Series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Tops ‘Mandalorian’ and Marvel

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Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi has just left The Mandalorian and every Marvel show on Disney+ in the dust.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Obi-Wan Kenobi has ushered in a new Star Wars era, revolutionizing the Prequel Trilogy with an expanded look at what occurred within the life of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi after the fall of the Jedi Order and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker.

Now a drifter on Tatooine known as Ben Kenobi, the once-great warrior has retreated to the shadows of the twin suns to watch over Luke and Leia Skywalker, the galaxy’s greatest hope.

obi-wan kenobi on tatooine at sunset
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Every Star Wars fan hoped that a Kenobi movie or series would become a reality for countless years. Upon the start of Star Wars Celebration 2022 in Anaheim, California, the Star Wars community flocked to Disney+ to witness history unfold.

In no surprise whatsoever, Obi-Wan Kenobi broke Disney+ records:

Thank you to the best fans in the galaxy for making #ObiWanKenobi the most-watched @disneyplus
Original series premiere globally to date, based on hours streamed in an opening weekend.

Soaring past The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Moon Knight, and Loki, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has become the top dog amongst The Walt Disney Company.

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (left) and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (right)
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With new Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes now releasing on Wednesday, fans are sure to keep this series going strong. Especially once Hayden Christensen appears on the screen.

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The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his most significant 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.

Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi
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“The rematch of the century” teased by Kathleen Kennedy, director Deborah Chow, and Lucasfilm will be supported by Moses Ingram (Inquisitor Reva), Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen), Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars), Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Sung Kang as the Fifth Brother Grand Inquisitor
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The world of George Lucas is expanding beyond Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

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