After the smashing success that was The Mandalorian, Disney+ is set to push forward with more Star Wars shows, one of them being the Obi-Wan spinoff starring Ewan McGregor. What’s interesting is, the series could be looking to cast young Skywalker twins Luke and Leia.
According to Backstage, Disney is looking to cast two kids for a live-action sci-fi feature. The article writes:
An undisclosed Disney feature film is casting lead roles. Blonde male talent, aged 8–11, with blue eyes, and brunette female talent, aged 8–11, with brown eyes is wanted.
While not specifically called the Obi-Wan series, the descriptions are kind of obvious when it comes down to it. Mark Hamill is blonde with blue eyes with Carrie Fisher a brunette with brown eyes. What’s more, with the timeline of the series said to be a few years after Revenge of the Sith, it would make sense for both characters to be children.
Though I’m expecting Luke to just be a small cameo role in the show, I guess I would be happy to see him have a more significant part in the series. After all, A New Hope kind of implies that he’s had a previous run-in with Ben Kenobi, and this show detail to us exactly what happened. Maybe this could further cement why Owen Lars had no interest in letting Luke follow the footsteps of his father.
As for the part of Leia, maybe Obi-Wan travels to Alderaan to see how the other twin is fairing under the eye of Bail Organa. If he can’t mentor Luke, then maybe Leia was an option?
Then again, this is all just based on speculation. Maybe the role is casting for another movie after all, but seeing how Lucasfilm can get so secretive, I wouldn’t put it past them to try a little misdirection when it comes to casting.
No release date has been set for the Obi-Wan series, but you can catch The Mandalorian now on Disney+.