Rumor: Ewan McGregor Has Signed on to Lead an Obi-Wan Series for Disney+

Collider | 8/15/2019 | Matt Goldberg
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It’s a slow news day and with radio silence on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, people are desperate for any Star Wars info they can find. Cinelinx is reporting that rumor that Ewan McGregor has signed on to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Disney+ series.

You may recall that an Obi-wan movie was on the horizon a couple years ago with Stephen Daldry (The Hours) on board to direct and McGregor presumed to return to play the Jedi Master. However, when Solo: A Star Wars Story flopped (or at least flopped relative to expectations), Disney put the kibosh on all spinoffs including Obi-wan and a planned Boba Fett movie directed by James Mangold.

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For their part, Cinelinx claims that Ewan McGregor isn’t just in talks, but has literally signed onto return, which is strange since you’d suspect the trades to have that kind of info. Cinelinx notes that Disney was able to keep their Shang-Chi casting under wraps, but I’d counter that Simu Liu is an unknown actor playing a less-famous character, so it was...
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