Ewan McGregor To Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi In Disney+ Series
Deadline reports that Ewan McGregor may be picking up his lightsaber once again as the 48-year-old Scottish actor is in talks about reprising his role as the legendary Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series!
Details are still being kept secret, as Disney do, but McGregor played the younger version of Obi Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). McGregor also reprised the role to make a voice-only cameo in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) in a scene with Ray. With so many years in between the Star Wars movies we're hoping Disney will tell stories to fill in the gaps! Maybe what he got up to after the Jedi were executed?
Although it does feel like Obi Wan Kenobi deserves a solo movie, but this may be Disney's chess move after the disappointing reaction to the Han Solo movie. However, Disney+ is promising some very high budget content and the digital subscription service has become a priority for them to get right.
Disney+ plans will be revealed on-stage at Disney’s D23 Expo later this month in Anaheim. That programming will likely include the introduction of McGregor as a returning screen star in the Jedi universe.
It would be amazing to watch McGregor fill the shoes and tells the stories leading up to "Ben Kenobi" played by Alec Guiness in A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
All Star Wars films will be available on the Disney+ platform. The new Star Wars Obi-Wan series with McGregor would join the previously announced The Mandalorian from Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal.
Taking place years after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter on the volatile rim planets beyond the reaches of law and order. The bounty hunter series will debut on Nov. 12, the Disney+ launch date.
Disney+ will also have a Star Wars spinoff series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their Rogue One characters Cassian Andor and K-2S0.
Stephen Schiff will serve as showrunner.
Well, whatever the plan for Star Wars & Disney+ may the Force be with it! Or with them...or...well, you know what we mean.
Are you excited to see Obi-Wan return to the screens? Let us know!