In recent days, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the production of the third season of "The Mandalorian", as a set employee posted a picture via Instagram announcing the end of shooting. When the post was deleted shortly thereafter, it only further fueled the rumors about the conclusion. Meanwhile, though, it has become official, as Greef Karga actor Carl Weathers finally shared an image on Twitter that confirmed the fans' speculations.
Still unclear, however, are the exact cast and plot of Season 3. Known are the aforementioned Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon and, of course, Pedro Pascal as the eponymous Mandalorian. The sole known newcomer is "Back to the Future" star Christopher Lloyd, as we already reported two weeks ago. Sadly, it is not yet confirmed as to when we can expect the new season to launch on Disney+.
The situation is different for the upcoming "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series, which is scheduled for release at the end of May. As Ewan McGregor announced in a recent statement, however, the series will not be released on May 25 as previously planned, but two days later on May 27 on Disney+. Many fans are particularly excited about the confirmed appearance of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, who has not been featured in this role since "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" back in 2005. Most recently, a supposed leak made the rounds on Reddit, allegedly showing secret footage of a duel between Obi-Wan and his former padawan Anakin. The fact that the video was leaked on April 1st doesn't really speak for the authenticity of the short clip, yet the footage looks surprisingly realistic. One clue in favor of authenticity is at least Darth Vader's outfit, which is identical to the official image that Entertainment Weekly published on March 10, and even in other respects it would probably have to be a very elaborate fake.
What do you guys think? Is the video real or is it a clear fake in your opinion? Let us know in the comments! Either way, you will be able to watch the first two episodes of the new "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series on Disney+ starting May 27, 2022.