Opinions on the Star Wars prequels vary from person to person but head to any Star Wars community online, and almost everyone agrees that Ewan McGregor was a fantastic Obi-Wan Kenobi. Fans have been hoping for a standalone Kenobi movie for years now, and it seems like Disney has been listening.
Multiple outlets have confirmed that Ewan McGregor is in talks to reprise his Jedi role, but not for a standalone movie, but a series on Disney+. McGregor played the role of Kenobi in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” and “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” and the animated character in the “Clone Wars” was based on McGregor’s performance.
After “Solo: A Star Wars Story” struggled at the box office, it makes sense that Dinsey would push the standalone project to the streaming service, regardless of the fanfare. The new series would also fit in nicely with Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian,” which is the first Star Wars live-action series, starring Pedro Pascal as Cassian Andor and the titular character. Pascal played the same role in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
McGregor has made the jump from the big screen to the small screen in the past, even winning a Golden Globe for his work on FX’s “Fargo.” He played twins in the series and was even nominated for an Emmy. The actor will be promoting his new movie “Doctor Sleep,” which is a sequel to “The Shining,” and will most likely be dodging questions about the Kenobi spinoff. Horror fans can expect “Doctor Sleep” to release in November. After that, McGregor is playing the role of Black Mask in the DC film “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).”
If there is an announcement to be made, Disney will most likely confirm the series at D23, or at Comic-Con next year. If the deal isn’t leaked early. Disney+ is also working on a new season of “The Clone Wars,” and several Marvel shows including “WandaVision,” “Falcon and Winter Soldier,” “Loki,” and the animated series “What If?”.
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