Long rumored to become one of the spin-off Star Wars movies (much like Solo: A Star Wars Story), Ewan McGregor is now in talks to reprise the role of Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Disney+ series.
Once Lucasfilm and Disney make it official, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will become the third live-action Star Wars series to be announced for the streaming service, following The Mandalorian (for which Jon Favreau is already writing a second season) and the untitled Cassian Andor series. The animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series will also return once Disney+ debuts.
McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also made a voice-only cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
McGregor can next be seen in The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, opening in theaters on November 8, 2019, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), debuting in theaters on February 7, 2020.
The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming streaming service Disney+, which will launch in the U.S. on November 12, 2019 at $6.99 per month. The service will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the content from the company’s entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, and will be available on connected TV and mobile devices.
With the D23 Expo taking place next week and both Disney+ and Lucasfilm in attendance, we may get the official announcement at that time.