Deadline has confirmed previous online rumblings today that Ewan McGregor will reprise the role of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi for an untitled Disney+ series for Lucasfilm.
Ewan McGregor may be picking up his lightsaber again. The 48-year-old Scottish actor may be reprising his role as the heartfelt but headstrong Jedi master known as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a yet-to-be-titled Disney+ series, Deadline has confirmed.
ThePlaylist first suggested the Kenobi project could land at Disney+ last summer.
I’d also heard, and granted, I found this to be fairly dubious at the time, was that the Obi-Wan film was going to be saved for Disney’s upcoming unnamed subscription-based streaming service; the one they hope to compete against Netflix with.
It originated as a feature film project in early development phases before they lost director Stephen Daldry in late 2017. Some had speculated that the box office returns of Solo: A Star Wars Story had something to do with, but likely had a bit more to do with Disney seeking original Star Wars content for Disney+.
HN Entertainment first reported that Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian was already given a second season order even before the footage was shown at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year (later confirmed by Favreau himself as he’s already started writing it), ahead of the show’s debut on November 12th at the launch of Disney+.
There is also an untitled Cassian Andor series that was previously announced as well, which will star Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their roles from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.