Since Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, we knew it was possible that a few iconic characters from the movie franchise will be appearing in the new animated series from Disney XD and LucasFilm. Today, Jedi News reveals that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be showing up in some capacity, news which came from a Hasbro and Disney Store sneak preview event in Glendale, California.
Take a look at these toy images which confirm the presence of Obi-Wan Kenobi, then read on for more information.
It isn't known who will voice Obi-Wan Kenobi in this highly-anticipated animated series. James Arnold Taylor voiced the iconic Jedi knight in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but it hasn't been confirmed he is coming back. It's also possible that they may be able to get Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan in the prequel trilogy Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
Disney and LucasFilm have not announced exactly when Star Wars Rebels will debut yet, but it is expected to premiere with a TV movie on The Disney Channel, before transitioning to its regular network home on Disney XD sometime this fall (it should be noted that the image contained at the top of this story is fan art).