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After much speculation, Disney has confirmed that Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series, the studio announced Friday at its D23 Expo in Anaheim.
“We have all the scripts written and we’re ready to start shooting next year,” said Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy.
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The Obi-wan series will be the third live-action show spun-off from the Star Wars universe, following Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian and a Rogue One prequel series that will star Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, and feature the voice of Alan Tudyk as K2SO. Lucasfilm is also prepping a new animated Clone Wars series for February 2020.
McGregor previously played Obi-wan in the three Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Over the years, there have been no shortage of rumors that Lucasfilm was developing an Obi-wan standalone movie, and though it ultimately never came to fruition, I imagine that some of the story ideas proposed for that project have been put to good use in this upcoming Disney+ series.
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