UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Ewan McGregor is indeed currently in negotiations to portray the Jedi Master in a Disney+ series.
This will be the third Star Wars Disney+ series after this November’s The Mandolorian starring Pedro Pascal as a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, as well as a Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna reprising his role from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It appears that Star Wars legend Ewan McGregor may be finally returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi after all.
According to a report from CineLinx, Disney has been developing a film or series starring the Jedi Master since they first bought Lucasfilm in 2013.
Two sources with knowledge of the project claim that the British star has already signed a contract to star in a web series on Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service. This latest rumor coincides with previous reports that Disney began development on the series earlier this year and with a contract being signed Disney is possibly moving forward with it.
McGregor has not shied away from saying that he would love to return to a galaxy far, far away and with D23 being just a week away we may just hear something about it then. Disney has previously announced that they will provide fans with an inside look at their upcoming slate of live-action films from Marvel, Lucasfilm, and what else they have planned for Disney+. Getting McGregor to sign a contract before the showcase would definitely create some positive publicity and isn’t out of the realm of possibility. The studio previously signed Simu Liu on for Marvel’s Shang-Chi just a few days before the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con last month.
Presently, it is not confirmed though and based on CineLinx’s report it is speculation based on timing. One thing is for certain though, Lucasfilm is clearly working on something with Obi-Wan Kenobi. We’ll just wait and see at D23.
Disney’s D23 Expo is scheduled to run from August 23rd to 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
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