UPDATE: The news was officially confirmed during D23 2019 that yes, Ewan McGregor will be returning for an Obi-Wan Kenobi series!
We got some incredible news today, Star Wars fans! According to Variety, actor Ewan McGregor will be returning as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series. While we’ve heard of McGregor’s return multiple times with rumors and a film announcement a couple years ago, this is seemingly the real deal. Unfortunately, the site was unable to confirm any more details and reps for both McGregor and Disney made no comment.
Rumor of a Kenobi-focused mini series popped up in February of this year, suspecting that the series could feature as many as six episodes. No further details were shared at the point, but the excitement bubbled nonetheless. Would fans finally be able to see an Obi-Wan Kenobi story away from the Skywalkers? Maybe one that focused on his time in exile on Tatooine, since fans have been wanting McGregor to return to the role. While we haven’t heard anything official yet, we may get confirmation during Disney’s upcoming convention, D23. If true, it would join The Mandalorian as the second live-action series for the franchise.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars franchise. Heck, he may even be my favorite, especially McGregor’s portrayal. So the thought of seeing more of his story is incredibly exciting. Yes, they explored his story in the films and yes, they explored even more in the animated Clone Wars series. However, I cannot stop myself from being so excited. If this series actually comes to light, it will make my year. Guaranteed!
What do you think of the news? Are you excited for more Kenobi or do you just want the future? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news.
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