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Return of the Jedi: Ewan McGregor to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again in Disney+ series

Return of the Jedi: Ewan McGregor to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again in Disney+ series

  • The Scottish actor is to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series 
  • His comeback was revealed at the D23 Expo by LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy 
  • The script for the series have been written and the production will film next year 

Ewan McGregor has signed on for an Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, Lucasfilms have confirmed in an announcement that will delight Star Wars fans.

During Friday’s Disney+ presentation the studio announced that McGregor will reprise his role as the legendary Jedi master for a forthcoming limited series.

‘After secrets and fibs and not being able to talk about it, I am honored to bring out a beloved member of the Star Wars family,’ Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilms, said, introducing the Scottish actor. 

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Ewan McGregor has signed on for an Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, Lucasfilms have confirmed in an announcement that will delight Star Wars fans

During Friday's Disney+ presentation the studio announced that McGregor will reprise his role as the legendary Jedi master for a forthcoming limited series

During Friday’s Disney+ presentation the studio announced that McGregor will reprise his role as the legendary Jedi master for a forthcoming limited series

‘Kathleen, can you ask me in front of all these people, all these witnesses, can you ask me, am I going to play Obi-Wan again?’ McGregor requested.

‘Ewan, are you going to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again?’ she asked.

‘Yes,’ he said. ‘Now I can say, ‘Yes. We’re going to do it.’

The scripts for the series have been written and the production will film next year.

‘We have all the scripts written, and we’re ready to go next year, we can’t wait to start production,’ said Kennedy.

The role of Obi-Wan was originally played by Alec Guinness in 1977's A New Hope before McGregor took over the role in the prequel series, The Phantom Menace in 1999, Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005

The role of Obi-Wan was originally played by Alec Guinness in 1977’s A New Hope before McGregor took over the role in the prequel series, The Phantom Menace in 1999, Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005

The role of Obi-Wan was originally played by Alec Guinness in 1977’s A New Hope before McGregor took over the role in the prequel series, The Phantom Menace in 1999, Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005. 

Although there are few details about the plot of the series, Lucasfilms will have no shortage of source material to pull from when it comes to telling the Obi-Wan story. 

His time on Tatooine has been explored in canonical novels and comics and is expected by fans to be featured in the series. 

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