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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+ Series

Disney confirms Obi-Wan Kenobi series, reveals new details



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Itís official: Ewan McGregor is going to bring balance to Disney+.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series was confirmed Friday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim ó along with some new details.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told Expo audiences that all the scripts are written for the series and it will begin filming next year.

The project represents the latest live-action Star Wars series confirmed for the streaming service. First up is Jon Favreauís The Mandalorian coming Nov. 12 starring Pedro Pascal as a lone gunfighter in a remote corner of the galaxy. Thereís also a series starring Diego Luna reprising his Rogue One role as Cassian Andor in the works (Alan Tudykís scene-stealing droid K-2SO is also on board).

The iconic Jedi Knight role of Obi-Wan Kenobi was established by Alec Guinness in 1977ís Star Wars, then picked up by McGregor in 1999ís The Phantom Menace. McGregor played the wise wizard across two more films (2002ís Attack of the Clones and 2005ís Revenge of the Sith), plus had a voice cameo in 2015ís The Force Awakens.

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Re: Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney+ Series

I kind of wish they would just adapt the Kenobi book from the EU and make a movie out of that.

Recasting Ewan? Awesome, I'm actually okay with that.

But, it is Disney Star Wars, so......I dunno.
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Anything Disney Star Wars can fuck off until Kathleen Kennedy is fired.

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Re: Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney+ Series

Back when the talk about Obi-Wan coming back into our lives was being discussed I thought a Movie would be perfect, but now thinking about it a Series is a way better way to tell the continued Story of this beloved Character. In talks means=he's signed on because he's been talking for years wanting to see Obi-Wan return no way he backs out now I feel.


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Does Obi Wan have a story to tell? We all know he can't die, or be harmed, and we know he goes into hiding lest Luke be discovered.

A Mara Jade series however would top everything in the SWU.

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It just suuuuuucks that they killed off Darth Maul already. I've been dying to see Ewan McGregor and Ray Park have one more fight scene. Then again, didn't he die literally right before episode 4? So he'd be alive in this timeline. I never did watch the animated shows, so I'm out of the loop.
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Does Obi Wan have a story to tell? We all know he can't die, or be harmed, and we know he goes into hiding lest Luke be discovered.

A Mara Jade series however would top everything in the SWU.
The Kenobi book is one of my favorite books of the EU, so there is some material to be mined there for some interesting stories.

And I would be all in for a Mara Jade story or including her in the movies. My issue is that with the current mindset of making female characters over powered and god-like, they would use the character to make a political statement rather than actually writing good stories.

Which of course they don't have to do since there is a ton of good material on Mara Jade that they can just adapt and we'd love it, but hey.

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This pleases me.

Always thought a story combination of the Kenobi novel, the Legacy comic series and Star Wars Rebels would work for Obi-Wan's return to the screen. With Maul dead, I think having A'Sharad Hett aka Darth Krayt works as the main villain since it's a "new" character that can be followed up on in post-Kenobi shows/movies.

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Loved McGregor as Obi Wan but its hard to trust Disney’s vision of Star Wars. Not sure who the Kevin Feige is over there but whoever that person is, really dropped the ball with this new trilogy
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