Fan favourite character Obi Wan Kenobi has been confirmed by Disney have his own Disney + show, with Ewan McGregor returning.
During Disney’s biennial exposition event, the D23 Expo, producer Kathleen Kennedy brought Ewan Mcgregor out on stage and the crowd went wild. Kennedy and McGregor announced that he would once again reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi for a Disney+ series.
“It feels so nice to say,” McGregor told the D23 Crowd.
Initially Disney had different plans with Obi Wan, with a movie in the works. In 2017, the Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Stephen Daldry was working on an Obi Wan film. This unfortunately fell through following the box office flop that was Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Along with this Obi Wan film, other projects were pushed or culled by Disney. This includes a rumoured Boba Fett film, initially to be directed by Josh Trank, although it’s likely that ideas from the Boba Fett movie will appear in The Mandalorian. Disney also pushed back the Rian Johnson trilogy and the Benioff and Weiss trilogy.
This is not the first time McGregor has returned to Obi Wan since the prequels. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, McGregor lent his voice during a dream sequence, telling Rey: “These are your first steps”.
An appearance in the much anticipated Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker coming out this December is also speculated, but that might just be hopes from the fans.
This will be Disney’s 3rd live action Star Wars TV Show on Disney+, appearing after The Mandalorian and the unnamed Cassian Endor series. No release date has been scheduled yet, but is set to begin shooting next year.
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