Recent reports suggest that the 48-year-old Scottish actor is reportedly in talks with Disney+ for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
It seems like in a galaxy not very far away, Ewan McGregor is reportedly in talks with Disney+ to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in their upcoming, yet-to-be-untitled Star Wars project, which will be released on their streaming service. Previously in the franchise, McGregor played the younger version of Obi-Wan in the three prequels, 1999’s The Phantom Menace, 2002’s Attack of the Clones, and 2005’s Revenge of the Sith.
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• Will be 6-8 episodes
• Limited-run series
• Ewan McGregor rumored to direct multiple episodes
• A 'familiar mechanical co-star' rumored to return
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After that, he also voiced the character in 2015’s The Force Awakens. The older version of the character was played by Alec Guinness in the original trilogy. There has been a rumor of a stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi film from Disney for quite a while now, along with a Boba Fett one. However, just as Boba Fett’s film gave way to a series called The Mandalorian, it seems the temptation to spin Kenobi out for a whole series was great.
It also needs to be kept in mind that Disney is expected to announce a whole array of new shows and they will be adding to their streaming service at this month’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Along with this, there is also a possibility of McGregor reprising his role as Obi-Wan, Disney+ will be bringing a number of Marvel shows to the small screen.
McGregor was last seen in Avengers: Endgame and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch are getting a TV miniseries. Disney is also doing a remake of The Lady and the Tramp and High School Musical. The latest Star Wars is going to be executive produced by Jon Favreau and is said to be set three years after the death of Darth Vader.
The role of Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy was played by Alec Guiness and he first appeared in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. McGregor took on the legendary role from the legendary actor to much anticipation from fans. Even though there were a few awkward dialogues and meandering storylines of the prequels, McGregor delivered and played the role well and it will be good to see him getting back to his role.