All The Announcements Disney Made To Celebrate 'Star Wars' Day



In anticipation of the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series coming to Disney+ later this month, Lucasfilm is excited to announce OBI-WAN WEDNESDAYS – a weekly reveal program bringing fans products inspired by the new show.


Beginning on May 25, before the show’s double-episode series premiere, and running through June 29, OBI-WAN WEDNESDAYS will help fans discover new show-inspired toys, apparel, action figures, accessories, books, comics, and so much more, each week highlighting items revealed in the limited series — bringing fans and collectors alike the latest and greatest products tied to characters and storylines.


You won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get a hold of these new offerings. Multiple items from favored brands like Hasbro, the LEGO Group, Mattel, Funko, and more are set to reveal each week, some with an option to pre-order and all available starting this summer.


Each Wednesday, fans can head to ObiWanWednesdays.com at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT for the latest drop of new products, with select goods going on pre-order Thursdays at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT.


This morning, to help us prepare for the big premiere (and to celebrate May the 4th!), Hasbro revealed two new Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired products.


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The Star Wars The Black Series FX Elite LIGHTSABER collectible toy is the most realistic Force FX LIGHTSABER yet, inspired by its appearance in the limited series. Fans and collectors can use the switch and button on the metal hilt to activate entertainment-inspired sound effects, progressive ignition, battle clash effect, duel effect, and battle sequence mode. When it’s not in use, the lightsaber can be displayed on its included stand — with or without the removable blade.


For those who wish to take a walk on the dark side, Hasbro also revealed its new Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader – Premium Electronic Helmet. The helmet features premium deco, realistic detail, and a design inspired by the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series streaming only on Disney+. The ultimate collector’s item also includes iconic ventilation sounds, an updated sculpt, and magnetic multi-piece assembly — plus, a display stand.


Both products are available for pre-order at most major retailers on May 5 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT. For more details about these products and OBI-WAN WEDNESDAYS, visit StarWars.com.


Speaking of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney+ released brand-new trailer and key art for the upcoming series. This limited series from Lucasfilm launches exclusively on Disney+ May 27, with the first two episodes. Following the premiere, the series will stream weekly on Wednesdays, until the finale on Wednesday, June 22.


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The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.


In more Disney+ News, Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett launches exclusively on Disney+ today. A new docuseries Light & Magic debuts July 27.

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett explores the behind-the-scenes story of the legendary bounty hunter’s return to the sands of Tatooine with mercenary Fennec Shand, who together seek to claim the territory and crime syndicate once run by the late Jabba the Hutt. In this insightful new special, filmmakers, cast, and crew reveal never-before-seen footage, groundbreaking technology and the practical effects that brought it all to life. Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett makes its debut today exclusively on Disney+.


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Light and Magic


Granted unparalleled access, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan takes viewers on an adventure behind the curtains of Industrial Light & Magic, the special visual effects, animation, and virtual production division of Lucasfilm. Learn what inspired some of the most legendary filmmakers in Hollywood history, and follow their stories from their earliest personal films to bringing George Lucas’ vision to life. From Imagine Documentaries and Lucasfilm, and executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the six-part documentary series premieres exclusively on Disney+ July 27.

On Friday, May 27, attendees of Star Wars Celebration will be among the first in the world to get a sneak peek at Light & Magic with an “illuminating” discussion panel featuring Lawrence Kasdan and Ron Howard, joined by VFX titans Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnston and Rose Duignan, and Lynwen Brennan, Lucasfilm executive vice president and general manager.

Following the new trailer and key art, which debuted this morning to kick off the fun, the Star Wars Day celebration will continue for Obi-Wan Kenobi with star Ewan McGregor making a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. The Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, May 27, with the first two episodes. Following the premiere, the series will stream weekly on Wednesdays, until the finale on Wednesday, June 22.



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