Published: Sun, August 18, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Ewan McGregor to Reprise Role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+

Ewan McGregor to Reprise Role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+

Of course, because this is Star Wars and Disney, the fact that McGregor is in talks to star in an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone series is where the new information stops. The untitled Kenobi spinoff will join The Mandalorian starring Pedro Pascal and an untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk as Andor and K-2SO, on the Disney+ streaming service.

It's being reported that Ewan McGregor is now in talks to join the cast of a yet-untitled TV series for Disney+.

No exact details were announced or confirmed, and it could be a while before we hear more.

Speculation about McGregor reprising his role as Kenobi has been rampant since the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012.

McGregor took on the role in George Lucas's prequel trilogy.

Time to dust off that lightsaber.

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Deadline have blown minds with their report that McGregor is now in talks to once again don his cloak and raise his lightsabre as Obi-Wan.

Do you want to see Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Disney+ series?

There is no release date for the spin-off series as of yet. Nevertheless, McGregor himself has repeatedly said in interviews he would definitely do it if asked. I'd be happy to do it.

It seems evident now that the talk turned into action, and the bigwigs at Disney and Lucasfilm made a decision to move forward with an Obi-Wan Kenobi series instead of a spin-off movie. While development on the Obi-Wan project has been in the early stages since the beginning of this year (according to StarWarsNewsNet), locking in a contract means they're really moving forward on it.

After all, Frank Oz returned as Yoda in The Last Jedi, plus there's proof in an official new Star Wars book that Anakin and Obi-Wan's Force ghosts are still around.

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