Ewan McGregor confirmed to return to Star Wars as Obi-Wan KenobiAugust 24, 2019
Ewan McGregor will return to the Star Wars’ franchise, it has been confirmed.
The 48-year-old actor is to reprise his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi – who he played in the prequel movies The Phantom Menace, Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones – for a new spin-off series which will air on Disney+.
Ewan made a surprise appearance on stage at the Disney D23 Expo on Friday (23.08.19), where he was introduced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
She said: ‘Before leaving, we do have one more announcement.
‘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.’
Ewan then stepped out and said: ‘Kathleen, can you ask me in front of all of these people, all of these witnesses, can you please ask me, am I going to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again?’
She said: ‘Ewan, are you going to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again?’
The Scottish star then looked out into the audience and said: ‘Yes.’
Details of the show’s title and release date have yet to be revealed but the project is progressing well.
Kathleen confirmed: ‘The scripts are written, and we begin shooting next year. We can’t wait to start production. And we have our Obi-Wan.’
Ewan has previously admitted he would love to return to the role.
He said: ‘I would totally do it, of course. There’s no plans as such to do it, as far as I know. I’ve been asked this question for years and years. I’d be happy to do it. There must be a good story to tell as they’re doing spin-offs – there’s likely to be a good Obi-Wan between me and Alec Guinness. I’ve answered “yes” so many times it looks like I’m touting for work!’
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