The rumored Obi-Wan Disney+ Series has officially been confirmed, with Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequels.The announcement was made by Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy at D23 Expo during the Disney+ panel.
“After secrets and fibs and not being able to talk about it, I am thrilled to bring out a beloved member of the Star Wars family…” Kennedy said as Ewan McGregor walked onstage.
“Kathleen, can you ask me in front of all these witnesses, can you please ask me, am I going to play Obi-Wan Kenobiagain?” McGregor said, in which Kathleen asked him, “Ewan, are you going to play Obi-Wan?”
McGregor responded saying, “Yes…It’s been four years of saying ‘oh, I don’t know. We’ve been talking.’ Now I can say yes, we’re gonna do it.”
Kennedy confirmed the scripts are written and shooting will begin in 2020, adding in, “We could not be more excited.”
News broke earlier this week that McGregor was reportedly in talks to return as Obi-Wan in a new series for Disney+, which had not been confirmed.
McGregor first portrayed the young Jedi in Star Wars – Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and continued on through the next two films, Star Wars – Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars – Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, which explained the backstory of the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Sir Alec Guinness’ portrayal of the older Obi-Wan Kenobi.