Feb. 19, 2022

John Williams And Jimmy Smits Return For Obi-Wan Series (Maybe)

John Williams And Jimmy Smits Return For Obi-Wan Series (Maybe)

Disney+ is bringing in fan favorite and master film score composer John Williams to compose the theme for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series according to Variety. This should help to quell at least some of the fandom who feels like there is a disconnect between classic and new Star Wars. Williams and his themes have always been an integral part the Star Wars "experience". 

The series is reportedly set 10 years after the events of the prequel trilogy and has Ewan McGregor reprising his iconic role, alongside Hayden Christensen who is somehow returning as Darth Vader. How this is going to be put into the series has many fans scratching their heads in wonder and anticipation of how they will fit the two of them together in the series. 

This Williams news is a rare instance in which Williams has created work for a small screen show. Williams is also booked to compose new themes for our favorite director James Mangold's new Indiana Jones 5 movie. 

In another familiar Star Wars character role for the Obi-Wan series, it is being reported in the rumor mill that Jimmy Smits will be reprising his role as Bail Organa. He is, of course, the adoptive father of Leia Organa and one of the few characters who know the truth behind Luke and Leia's true Skywalker heritage and Kenobi's mission to protect Luke.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on the Disney+ on May 25th 2022.