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The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi has cast a young Princess Leia Organa, according to a new report. The in-production Disney Plus Star Wars series takes place roughly ten years after Obi-Wan's (Ewan McGregor) self-imposed exile on Tatooine following the horrific events of Revenge Of The Sith - namely the rise of the Empire and the fall of the Jedi Order.
We already knew the series would involve a young Luke Skywalker in some capacity, what with Tatooine also being the planet where the future saviour of the galaxy is raised by his uncle Owen and aunt Beru (who have also been cast in the new series, by the way) under the watchful eye of Obi-Wan himself. However, it now looks as if Leia will also make an appearance - and possibly play a much larger role in Obi-Wan's adventure than anyone expected.
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According to Star Wars insider Jordan Maison over at Cinelinx, Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, We Can Be Heroes) will have a "big" role to play in Obi-Wan Kenobi as Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan. He goes on to claim that the young princess is actually "the impetus for the whole show", and the one who pulls our retired Jedi outcast into another adventure.
Maison claims to have heard of Blair's casting from multiple sources, but as always, don't get too excited until we receive official word from Disney. Still, with young Luke also heavily rumoured to be in the mix, we'd be amazed if his sister didn't also show up at some point. McGregor himself pretty much said a few months back that his character's last big task as a hero is to look after these children, right?
Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently filming, and is expected to arrive on Disney Plus at some point in 2022. Hopefully we won't have too much longer to wait before we get a teaser trailer of some kind.
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