Ewan McGregor will star in an Obi-Wan series for Disney+ shooting in 2020
Star Wars fans will know all too well that an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone project has in the works at Lucasfilm for some time, however, the failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the worldwide box office forced a fundamental rethink by the powers that be and as a result, all standalone projects have been shelved for the foreseeable future.
However, today at Disney’s annual D23 Expo, Lucasfilm has confirmed that Ewan McGregor has signed on to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an all-new Star Wars series heading to Disney+. The series is expected to begin shooting next year with the script for every episode already in the works.
This is exciting news. There is a twenty-year gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and the fans are desperate to explore that timeframe with Ewan McGregor. The fans wanted it to happen, McGregor wanted it to happen…and guess what? It’s officially happening!
Thank the maker!
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Source: Star Wars