Ewan McGregor may return as Obi-Wan Kenobi
It’s no secret that Disney has been more aggressive these past few years, from buying Marvel to expanding their theme parks and not just that but also getting into the streaming service game by way of their own platform called Disney +.
On the service, several Marvel characters have already been confirmed to have their respective and extended stories brought to life like Loki, Falcon, Bucky Barnes, aka. The Winter Soldier, Vision, Wanda Maximoff, aka. Scarlet Witch and others.
It has also given confirmed the expansion of the STAR WARS Universe by an original series depicting the life of Rogue One character, Cassian Andor, and The Mandalorian, which aims to explore the life of a specific Bounty Hunter in the SW Universe and set between events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. But recently there is talk of a 3rd Star Wars series that will center on the life of Jedi Knight and Clone Wars general, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
While fans know that the late Sir Alec Guinness is the original Obi-Wan Kenobi, younger moviegoers will most certainly be more familiar with the recent incarnation, played perfectly by Ewan McGregor. And while there was a book about Kenobi’s life released in 2013 written by John Jackson Miller and featured Ewan on the cover, no confirmed plan to involve his character in any shape or form has been more prominently featured, except for the recorded voice of Ewan added to the scene with Rey, in The Last Jedi.
Currently, no official casting has been done for this supposed third series, but the mere fact that McGregor is in talks to reprise his role as the iconic Jedi Knight certainly has given hope for fans to see him wield his lightsaber again.
From the looks of it, it is because fans have been clamoring for it and talk over the net over the years about a standalone Obi-Wan film has ultimately resulted in this series on Disney+. Reports have suggested that the box-office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, contributed and led the studio to abandon any plans of an Obi-Wan film.
To date, this is McGregor’s second major TV role after winning a Golden Globe for starring in the third season of Fargo.
The first Star Wars series on Disney+, The Mandalorian, will drop on November 12, the same day the streaming service launches.