Ewan McGregor In Negotiations To Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi In Disney+ Series
by Erik Amaya
It is unclear if the negotiations will be short, but it appears Ewan McGregor is circling a Disney+ project featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Phantom Menace star is in talks to reprise his role as the capable Jedi Master in a series for Disney forthcoming streaming platform. Throughout the day on Thursday, rumors circulated indicating a McGregor-led Star Wars project might be one of the announcements coming at next week’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. And it seems the rumors were true … well, from a certain point of view.
The site could not dig up plot details or a timetable for production, but the series will make the third Star Wars entry for the platform after November’s The Mandalorian and the as-yet-untitled series feature Diego Luna as Cassian Andor and Alan Tudyk as K-2S0.
But let’s speculate as McGregor is much closer to the age of Alec Guinness when he originated the role than when McGregor first played Kenobi in the first Star Wars prequel. We’ll assume the series will see him becoming the “Old Ben” of the original film — that is, a crazy old wizard none would suspect of being a Jedi Knight. The program will be reportedly be 6-8 episodes long, which is the perfect length to visit with Kenobi out by the Dune Sea.
Hopefully, more news of the project will filter out at D23 next week.