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Ewan McGregor set to reprise Obi-Wan Kenobi role for Disney+

Ewan McGregor

Story by Jack Foley

EWAN McGregor looks set to reprise his role as Star Wars legend Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series for Disney+.

According to various reports, the studio has commissioned a big-budget series that will develop the adventures of the Jedi master.

Originally, the studio had been planning a stand-alone movie for the character, but this since evolved into a show similar to the one involving Boba Fett, subject of the forthcoming Mandalorian series.

As yet, plot details have not been revealed and there is no further casting details, so it remains unknown whether any of the characters that surrounded McGregor in the Star Wars films will re-appear.

McGregor played Obi-Wan three times, in The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also made a voice-only cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Disney+ will launch on November 12 as Disney attempts to go head-to-head with streaming service Netflix. The Mandalorian marks one of the key debuts on that date, while another Star Wars spin-off – starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their Rogue One characters Cassian Andor and K-2S0 – is also in the works.

McGregor will shortly be seen on the big screen in Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, in which he plays the adult Danny Torrance.