There's no denying that Star Wars fans are most looking forward to the arrival of the standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi series which will see the epic rematch between Obi-Wan and his Padawan-turned-Sith Lord Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader. Premiering on the day when the original Star Wars film, A New Hope was first screened, the show is already promising to be the biggest event of the year and a true full-circle moment for the prequel trilogy.
However, as much as we hate to burst everyone's bubble, it turns out that the supposed premiere for the project has been moved to a different date. The official Star Wars account released a video featuring lead star Ewan McGregor who delivered a very important "transmission". In the said bulletin, the Scottish actor reveals that Obi-Wan Kenobi will no longer be streaming on May 25th.
Don't fret though because it's not going to be a long wait as the show's premiere date has only been moved to Friday, May 27th. On top of that, Lucasfilm will be releasing the show's first two episodes to make up for the mini-delay. Check out the announcement here:
As it stands, we still don't know why the show is moving its premiere date two days from its supposed release but it's surprising nonetheless, especially considering the significance the original May 25th release date had not only with the Obi-Wan character but with Star Wars franchise as a whole. It's also still unclear if the show will remain on Disney+'s Friday slate so we'll just have to wait for further announcements.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will now premiere on May 27th exclusively on Disney+.