Disney+ Adds Warning Message To “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Series
Following the tragic mass shooting that happened at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children dead, Disney+ has added a warning message onto the details page of the series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” in the United States.
The warning states that “There are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting.”
According to Variety, there was a different warning message added earlier in the day, but it was shortened a little later.
“Although this fictional series is a continuation of the story from Star Wars movies filmed many years ago, some scenes may be upsetting to viewers in light of the recent tragic events. Warning: Contains violence involving children.”
The opening scene of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” takes place during the events of Order 66, which were originally featured in the 2005 film, “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith “, where the Emperor issues an order to his Clone Army to attack the Jedi. The opening scene sees a troop of Clone soldiers enter the Jedi Temple, shooting at young padawans, who have to run to escape.
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
The first two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” are available on Disney+ now and the third episode will be released on Wednesday.