Rupert Friend Rumored to be Cast in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” as The Grand Inquisitor

Reports are coming in fresh from the Bespin Bulletin that Lucasfilm and Disney have cast none other than the Grand Inquisitor for the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series.

The Bespin Bulletin reports that Rupert Friend (Hitman: Agent 47) has been cast as the Jedi Temple guard turned Inquisitor.

They also state that there are at least three Inquisitors with Rupert Friend portraying the Grand Inquisitor along with Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) playing an Inquisitor, and Sung Kang (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift). Previously it was reported by Cinelinx that Kang was playing the fifth brother, and though my sources didn’t know the name of the character Kang plays, one did say that the character has a headpiece that’s somewhat similar to the one the Fifth Brother sports in Star Wars: Rebels and that he spent hours in make-up.

They also report that “Ingram I was told that she didn’t have to spend anywhere near as much time in the make-up chair as Friend and Kang, with my belief being that she looks more like her usual self. I also was unable to get the name of Ingram’s character, and what numbered Inquisitor she’s playing, but my belief is that she’s a new and previously unseen Inquisitor.”

We know that we will be getting some type of flashbacks in the series, so with the Grand Inquisitor rumored to be cast, I wonder if we will get any flashbacks of the night he slaughter the entire Jedi Temple guards to allow the newly-minted Lord Vader to enter the temple.

No official release date for Obi-Wan Kenobi has been formally announced by Disney or Lucasfilm, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will indeed release sometime in May as many fans have hoped.


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Phil Weaver

27 years old. One of the co-founders of Comic Universe. Specialising in comic book source material, especially DC.

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