‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr Talks Joining ‘Star Wars’ Series

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Actor O’Shea Jackson Jr Talks Joining ‘Star Wars’ Series

O’Shea Jackson Jr. discussed joining the Star Wars franchise in the upcoming new event series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

2021 has been a relatively quiet year for the Star Wars franchise so far. Sure, we had the release of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Star Wars: Visions as well as a new LEGO Halloween special, but the newest major live-action entry, The Book of Boba Fett won’t premiere until the very end of this year. However, 2022 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in the franchise’s history, with multiple shows set to hit Disney Plus, including the long-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Ewan McGregor returns as the iconic Jedi Master, while Hayden Christensen will play Darth Vader. Meanwhile, new cast members will also take part in the series, including O’Shea Jackson Jr.

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Following his film debut playing his real-life father Ice Cube in the hip hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, O’Shea Jackson Jr. went on to pursue a respectable acting career, with roles in films such as Ingrid Goes West, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Just Mercy. Now, he joins the Star Wars universe in a mystery role for Obi-Wan Kenobi. In a recent interview with Collider, he touched on how he ended up getting the role, and reflected on missing out on the young Lando Calrissian role in Solo, in which Donald Glover played the beloved character:

“Yeah. I was watching Star Wars before I came down here right now. I’m a real big Star Wars fan. I had auditioned for Lando for the Solo film, and when I didn’t get it, it crushed me. I was like, ‘You know what? I quit. I’m going back to being a writer. I’m done.’ I was filming Swagger, and my agents were like, ‘Yo, we need you free in the next two days, noon.’ I’m like, ‘All right.’ They’re like, ‘Just listen. You want to take this meeting.’

So I took it and it was Deb, Lord Deb. Shout out to Lord Deb. Deborah Chow. She gave me an opportunity of a lifetime and it’s a… God, I can’t wait to talk about it so bad. I want to talk about it so bad, but I know Mickey probably still has my phone bugged, and I just love my family.”

O’Shea Jackson Jr. had nothing but high praises for Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor. He also found some inspiration from his co-star Kumail Nanjiani:

“All I’m going to say is, I really am a fan of Ewan McGregor. That’s my boy. And my man, Kumail. Kumail is my dog. Kumail’s really been a major motivation for me , because of just how jacked he got for Eternals. Yeah, he’s got his line open for me, any questions that I need. Yeah, he’s got an action figure now, because he’s in the Eternals. I’m going to need that. He said he’ll give me a good price for it. So we’ll see how that goes.”

The identity of O’Shea Jackson Jr’s character (as well as the majority of the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast) remains unknown, but we will find out sometime next year when the highly-anticipated new Star Wars series finally drops. Either way, at least the cast is one of the most exciting of any entry in the beloved franchise.

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Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, 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 expected to hit Disney Plus in 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Star Wars series and O’Shea Jackson Jr’s role, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Collider

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‘Eternals’ Actor Kit Harington Addresses Leaked Post-Credits Scene

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‘Eternals’ Actor Kit Harington Addresses Leaked Post-Credits Scene

Eternals star Kit Harington addressed the film’s leaked post-credits scene.

Last week, the red carpet Hollywood premiere of Marvel Studios’ new film Eternals was held. Following the film’s premiere screening, the post-credits scene was spoiled by a select few in attendance on social media. Given that the film wouldn’t hit theaters for another three weeks, marketing executives at Disney were quite upset, and fans were disappointed to hear such spoilers. Kit Harington, who plays Dane Whitman in the upcoming film shared his thoughts on the situation.

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Kit Harington is no stranger to preserving secrets to highly-anticipated projects. Perhaps most notable for his role as Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones, staying tight-lipped is something he’s familiar with. In a recent interview with The Playlist, he expressed his disappointment that the post-credits scene from Eternals was spoiled so early:

“I honestly didn’t know it had. I’ve lived in a world where spoilers happen for a long time. I realize they can happen. It’s just disappointing that people do it. Let people go to the cinema and experience it when they pay for their ticket and do it that way, rather than spreading it online where they might not realize they’re coming across stuff.”

Eternals was already shaping up to be one of the more intriguing new entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially with a filmmaker of a distinct vision like Academy Award-winner Chloe Zhao. With her involvement as well as the rest of the cast including Kit Harington, many surprises were certainly in store. It is always a bummer to see anyone spoil the big surprises for audiences, especially when given the privilege to attend the premiere.

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Here is the synopsis for Eternals:

“The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.”

Chloe Zhao directed Eternals from a script she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.

Eternals will hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywoods YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: The Playlist

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