Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has a new role in Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest Star Wars spin-off series.
Flea made an appearance in the first two episodes of the new Disney+ series, which debuted this week (May 27).
The story follows Obi-Wan Kenobi ten years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith. The show will follow Jedi Master Obi-Wan’s “greatest defeat as he witnesses 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,” according to Disney.
Flea plays Vect Nehru, a bounty hunter in the episode. He’s hired by an Inquisitor named Reva (Moses Ingram) to assist them to catch Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) by luring him into a trap. Flea’s character is entrusted with kidnapping a young Princess Leia in order to trap Kenobi.
Flea has done a lot of acting in addition to his music. Dude’s, the third installment of the Back to the Future franchise, and The Big Lebowski are among his credits. He’s also appeared in Toy Story 4, Queen and Slim, and Baby Driver.
“Whatever’s left of George Lucas’ 45-year-old vision survives here in the show’s influences, drawing from Westerns and Japanese cinema to meld Star Wars back into the shape it first took in 1977 – albeit repainted here with a flawless $150 million sheen,” a source said in a first look review of the new series. Chow moves the show along quickly, not wasting time with Obi-moping Wan’s and closing an action-packed double-header debut with a blast from the past and a lot of promise for the rest of the series.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi has one of the toughest jobs in the galaxy, balancing nostalgia and novelty while still carrying the entire Skywalker tale.” It might just pull it off if no one attempts to bring Jar Jar Binks back in the next few episodes…”
Meanwhile, Kathleen Kennedy, the CEO of Lucasfilm, spoke on the future of Star Wars films this week, adding that they want to “build a whole new epic.”
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, which was released in 2019, was the final installment in the Skywalker saga and the franchise’s final film. Since then, Disney+ has added shows like The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, and The Book Of Boba Fett to the Star Wars TV universe.
In an interview with GamesRadar, Kennedy confirmed that work on a new Star Wars trilogy is beginning. “[Future films] have been in the works for a long time,” Kennedy remarked. “As we wrap out the tale, there’s a lot of wonderful, exciting stuff going on on the television side that reveals a lot about where we’re going.” We want to be really deliberate about it.
“And we’re working with some incredible talent – folks who are passionate about the next generation of Star Wars and about getting people back into theaters, so we can really make a splash.” That is extremely essential to us.”