Ewan McGregor Is Officially Returning As Obi-Wan Kenobi For Disney+ Series

D23 Obi Wan Series With Ewan Mc Gregor Confirmed

McGregor joined Kennedy on stage to confirm rumors that he would return as the Jedi master who was first portrayed by Alec Guinness in the 1977 original Star Wars. McGregor has frequently spoken about his desire to return to the role.

"It's been four years of saying 'well, I don't know, '" in response to fan questions, McGregor told the crowd. 'Now I can say, 'Yes.

Fans have long awaited an Kenobi-focused Star Wars story, and it was reported earlier this month that McGregor was in talks for the Disney+ series.

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

McGregor played the younger version of the Jedi master in the three Star Wars prequel movies starting with 1999's The Phantom Menace.

The sometime Jack Reacher villain shows up at the end to intone, "Bounty Hunting is a complicated profession. don't you agree?".

Little is known about the show at this point, but it will be part of the formidable slate of titles to appear on the new Disney+ streaming service.

The untitled series is among a number of splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

Disney is using is using its D23 conference to roll out some big news from the galaxy far, far away.

As well as offering Disney's enormous back catalog, including all animated films and Pixar movies within its first year, it will feature a plethora of newly commissioned shows.

Yvette Nicole Brown strode on stage with Rose and Monte, the two dogs that star in a live-action remake of classic Disney cartoon Lady and the Tramp.

There will also be a new Lizzie McGuire series starring Hillary Duff! New footage showed battered Stormtrooper helmets mounted on spikes and crumbling in the desert dust, with cowering mothers and children fleeing from armed villains.

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