Star Wars may say "hello there" once again to the franchise's most beloved droids.
These are the droids that Star Wars fans are looking for as LRM Online reported that C-3PO and R2-D2 will appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series streaming through Disney+. The outlet was unable to disclose how involved the pair will involve themselves in the show which is to be set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). The bickering duo are the only Star Wars characters to consistently appear in all nine films and remain arguably to be the most iconic faces of the franchise.
"Yes, it makes sense if Leia is around, so might Artoo and Threepio be? However, LRM can exclusively reveal that both Artoo and Threepio will make an appearance within Obi-Wan Kenobi. Again we cannot say how big a role they have, but they are in it," the article said confidently, following with the claim that Vivien Lyra has been cast as a young Princess Leia Organa, which Jordan Maison of Cinelinx shared a similar statement. "The stuff dealing with Leia is pretty much the impetus for the whole show," he said. "I can tell you Leia is a part of Kenobi in a big way. In fact, from what I’ve heard, the stuff dealing with Leia is pretty much the impetus for the whole show and what gets Obi-Wan (Ben) into another adventure. Even better, I can tell you that Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, We Can Be Heroes) has been cast in the role!"
The rumors surrounding Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are not the most surprising but remain to be fairly exciting. When pieces together, it make sense that all three would appear, as the droids essentially belong to Anakin "Darth Vader" Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) during the era in which Obi-Wan Kenobi is to find itself in the timeline. It's been confirmed that Christensen will return to Kenobi as Skywalker.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most anticipated pieces of Star Wars media to emerge from the saga's current phase. It returns actor Ewan McGregor to his titular role as the snarky, sarcastic Jedi Knight for the first time on-screen in nearly a decade. The show is predicted to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.