Disney has announced that Marvel will be adapting the popular “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Disney+ TV series into a series of comic books.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Comic Series
Disney+’s popular series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is set to be adapted into a new Marvel comic series titled “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi.” The show, which takes place between “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: A New Hope,” follows the legendary Jedi Master as he emerges from years of hiding to rescue Princess Leia and confront his former Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, now known as Darth Vader.
Marvel’s adaptation will consist of a 6-issue miniseries written by Jody Houser and illustrated by Salvador Larocca. Each installment will explore an episode from the TV series. The comic series features cover art by Phil Noto, as well as variants by Lee Garbett and Taurin Clarke. This adaptation is part of Marvel’s ongoing tradition of bringing Star Wars stories to the comic medium, following the success of their original Star Wars series in 1977. Additionally, Marvel is currently adapting “The Mandalorian” Season 2 into an 8-issue series.
You can see some of the comic covers have already been released.
Other Star Wars TV Series: “Ahsoka”
“Ahsoka” stars Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano. Ashley Eckstein originated the voice role in the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in 2008. Eckstein also voiced Ahsoka in “Star Wars Rebels” and, most recently, in “Tales of the Jedi.” Dawson took over the live-action version of the character in “The Mandalorian” season 2. She reprised the role in “The Book of Boba Fett.”
“Ahsoka” will act as a spin-off from “The Mandalorian,” but also follow up on the cliffhanger of “Star Wars Rebels.” At the end of “Rebels,” main character Ezra Bridger sacrificed himself to defeat Grand Admiral Thrawn by jumping into hyperspace with the purrgil (space whales). His friends Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano then vowed to find him and departed together at the end of the series.
In “The Mandalorian,” Ahsoka was seen searching for Thrawn on her own. “Ahsoka” will pick up on her and Sabine’s search for Ezra, who was originally voiced by Taylor Gray and will be portrayed in live-action by Eman Esfandi.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead portrays Hera Syndulla and Natasha Liu Bordizzo portrays Sabine. Sabine was originally voiced by Tiya Sircar in “Star Wars Rebels” and “Forces of Destiny.” Hera was voiced by Vanessa Marshall in “Rebels,” “Forces of Destiny,” an episode of “The Bad Batch,” and the video game Star Wars: Squadrons.
Hera Syndulla was the captain of the “Star Wars Rebels” team. Her droid, Chopper, will also appear in “Ahsoka,” and possibly her young son, Jacen, who only appeared briefly in the final moments of “Star Wars Rebels.”
Lars Mikkelsen is reprising his role as Thrawn, which he originated in “Star Wars Rebels.” Wes Chatham will portray Thrawn’s right-hand man. David Tennant will return as the droid Huyang, who teaches Jedi younglings how to construct lightsabers.
Hayden Christensen is also set to reprise his role as Darth Vader in “Ahsoka.” When he was part of the Jedi Order and still going by Anakin Skywalker, Vader trained Ahsoka. They last encountered each other in “Star Wars Rebels.”
Lucasfilm has also announced three new standalone “Star Wars” films and the return of Daisy Ridley as Rey. Coming soon to Disney+ is “The Acolyte” starring Amandla Stenberg and Lee Jung-jae; “Andor” season 2 starring Gabriel Luna; and “Skeleton Crew” starring Jude Law, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Kyriana Kratter, Robert Timothy Smith, and Kerry Condon.