Obi-Wan Is Joining The Cast Of Star Wars: Rebels And Maybe Lando, Too

Looks like Disney was pretty serious about Star Wars: Rebels being part of the new official canon. Obi-Wan Kenobi will be showing up in some fashion on the new Disney XD cartoon series, and rumor is a young Lando Calrissian might be as well.

Here's the deal: Jedi News spotted Obi-Wan among the Rebels character art at the Rebels Disney Store Hasbro Sneak Preview. As for Lando, the rumor began with Star Wars Insider posted this on their Facebook page:

Obi-Wan Is Joining The Cast Of Star Wars: Rebels And Maybe Lando, Too

The reference to Lando was quickly removed. If it had been some kind of weird typo, I presume Star Wars Insider would have apologized for it; their silence on the matter indicates to me that Lando — and hey, maybe the Millennium Falcon, too — will stop by to help the new guys.

This just made me infinitely more interested in Star Wars: Rebels. My apologies to original content, but I'm much more intrigued by seeing what Obi-Wan got up too before he decided to start harassing Jawas on Tatooine or what Lando's pre-original trilogy life was like than the adventures of Ponytail Jedi, Graffiti Fett and Slingshot Boy.

[Via /Film]