Obi-Wan Kenobi:- This week, Disney+ and Lucasfilm announced that Obi-Wan Kenobi would release its first two episodes on Friday, May 27. This was an unexpected change from the original date, originally announced as May 25.
So far, there has been no official confirmation as to why the highly anticipated series has suddenly changed release days. This has left many Star Wars fans wondering why the series should air two days later than originally scheduled.
While these aren’t official reasons for the change, there are several potential explanations, one being Star Wars Celebration.
Official Trailer of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will take place May 26-29, 2022. Originally, Obi-Wan Kenobi reportedly debuted the day before the event began, May 25. A potential reason for moving the release date could be that the Wednesday before Celebration will be a major travel day for event attendees. It’s possible that viewership on release day was correspondingly lower, although anyone flying that day could have downloaded the episode in advance to watch offline on the plane.
Celebration is much more likely to pair the series premiere with a panel at the Friday, May 27 event. This would encourage fans to watch both episodes before viewing the panel, which would ideally include behind-the-scenes info, conversations with those involved with the project, and more.
While some have speculated that the change happened to prevent Star Wars from clashing with Marvel on Disney+, the series has confirmed that May 27 is the only Friday the series will offer new episodes. . It will return to normal Wednesday releases the following week.
Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor with guest appearances from Hayden Christensen and Kumail Nanjiani and is directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed an episode of The Mandalorian. The series is set to premiere on May 27, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.