‘Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return’ documentary to be released in September

The making-of documentary debuts on Disney+ Day

Disney has shared a trailer for upcoming documentary Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return – check it out below.

Set to be released on September 8 as part of Disney+ Day, the documentary charts Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker respectively for the first time since 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith.

A synopsis reads: “This insightful documentary from Lucasfilm and Supper Club explores the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to the screen – and Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen to their respective classic roles. Director Deborah Chow, cast and crew reflect on their journey to tell a new story with iconic Star Wars characters… while introducing new heroes and villains into the saga along the way.

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“Complete with visits to the creature shop, props department and more, Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return features the side of filmmaking that makes Star Wars so unique – the respect and passion for the generation-spanning legacy and the beloved characters.”

Marvel’s Thor: Love And Thunder will arrive on Disney+ on the same day, alongside a making-of film titled Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making Of Thor: Love And Thunder featuring cast interviews and unseen footage from the set.

Other releases on Disney+ Day include the live-action retelling of Pinocchio from director Robert Zemeckis and a new short from The Simpsons titled Welcome To The Club.

“Heart set on becoming a princess, Lisa Simpson is surprised to learn being bad might be more fun,” the short’s synopsis reads.

In a four-star review of Obi-Wan Kenobi, NME wrote: “Walking the line between nostalgia and novelty as well as shouldering the entire Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has one of the toughest jobs in the galaxy. As long as no-one tries to bring back Jar Jar Binks in the next few episodes, it might just pull it off.”

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