The release date of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has been leaked online and to our knowledge, its supposed release date is plausible.

On Friday, February XNUMX, Star Wars fans were delirious when a tweet from Brandon San Giovanni, Manager of Disney Plus Corporate Programs, appeared, confirming that the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show will premiere in May. two thousand and twenty two.

As expected, the social media post drew a lot of attention. This fan furor led San Giovanni to delete the tweet (thanks to this Reddit user for catching the tweet beforehand!), set his Twitter account to private, and then claim he had mixed up the broadcast release date. with another product. What else has led to the apparent confusion of San Giovanni? A new Obi-Wan Kenobi comic, to be released in, yes, you guessed it, in the month of May XNUMX.

San Giovanni may have simply mixed up the release dates for the TV series and the comic. To our knowledge, however, this was not the case, and some evidence suggests why.

Obi-Wan Kenobi walks through the clone facility on Kamino in Star Wars: Episode II. (Credit Image: © LucasFilm XNUMX)

The first piece of evidence is a simple "connect the dots" game. As corporate program manager for Disney Plus, San Giovanni will stay on top of release dates for the streamer's upcoming movies and TV shows. His LinkedIn profile also suggests as much, as San Giovanni's role includes "overseeing feature development, content, artwork, and metadata planning" for Disney Plus Originals. How can he plan such content releases if he has no idea when a Disney Plus movie or TV series will be released?

Then, The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision brochure confirmed the Obi-Wan release date gossip. The flyer's creator claims that THR's own sources approved the show's leaked release date, which lends some credence to its arrival in May XNUMX.

Finally, Obi-Wan's potential release would coincide with Star Wars Day, also known as the Fourth of May, the day Star Wars enthusiasts celebrate everything surrounding Lucasfilm's sci-fi franchise. Add to that the fact that the fourth of May falls on a Wednesday this year, the day new Disney Plus episodes hit the platform, and the leaked release date of the Obi-Wan TV show seems to have something. really.

Bad Batch Programming

The main characters of the TV series of Star Wars The Bad Batch. (Image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney)

However, there are some Disney Plus programs that could put an end to this rumor.

The first is Moon Knight, with the upcoming Marvel Phase four project set to kick off on Disney Plus on March 6. Keeping in mind that the superhero show is going to be 2 episodes long, it's not very likely that it will get a XNUMX-episode premiere like Hawkeye did in November. XNUMX, the Moon Knight finale will not air until May XNUMXth. Naturally, that would put her in direct competition with Obi-Wan's possible Star Wars Day release, which Disney, Lucasfilm, and Marvel surely shouldn't support.

Bad Batch Season Two could also affect Obi-Wan's arrival. The Star Wars animated TV series will land in the spring of XNUMX, which means it will launch on Disney Plus between March and June. Again, it's not very likely that The Bad Batch and Moon Knight will run simultaneously on Disney Plus and eat each other up. With that in mind, we also wouldn't expect The Bad Batch's second outing to release until May XNUMXth.

So where does that leave the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show? The essential thing to take into consideration is that San Giovanni has not confirmed a specific release date for May XNUMX. That means that Obi-Wan could start another Wednesday of that month, and the most likely date, according to our advice, is the eleventh of May.

If Obi-Wan is released on that date, his 6-episode run would end on June XNUMXnd, which would still leave The Bad Batch season two to open in the spring of XNUMX (releases a week later on XNUMXth). of June). That May XNUMXth date would also allow the Moon Knight series itself to wrap up before Obi-Wan starts airing.

So, are we to think that San Giovanni really made a mistake, or is there some truth to his chance escape?

In our psyches, San Giovanni tries to trick us with a Jedi mind trick. Based on the preceding evidence, he unknowingly discovered Obi-Wan's release month and has been trying to backtrack ever since. The saying goes that there's smoke without fire, so we're pretty sure Obi-Wan's TV show will premiere on Disney Plus in mid-May. If we get confused, well, you can nurture us with the resentment of Boba Fett.

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