Ewan McGregor Rumored to Return as Obi-Wan Kenobi. We may truly get to see the Return of the Jedi. Reports are swirling online that Ewan McGregor has signed to reprise his roll as Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Back in 2017 it was rumored that Ewan McGregor would come back as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars film, and the actor was completely onboard, until the poor performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story halted almost all production on future Star Wars endeavors.
“I think it’s a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, Episode III, before Alec Guinness, there’s that period where he’s in the desert. That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don’t know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff. I’d be up for it, could be quite exciting. I’d be up for it, for sure, of course.” says McGregor, “I’d be happy to do the story from episodes three where I finish up and Alec Guinness starts.”
The difference between 2017 and 2019 is that Disney and Lucasfilm seems to be back on board with either a featured film surrounding Kenobi’s journey after the prequels, and possibly may have the return of Kenobi come to Disney+, their all new streaming service launching November 12.
Another key factor that this time may be for real is that we are just over a week from the 2019 D23 Expo, the biggest celebration of all things Disney! More than likely Disney and Lucasfilm will make a formal announcement during one of their Star Wars panels during the convention.
Are you excited to hear Ewan McGregor may continue Obi-Wan’s journey? Would you like to see Obi-Wan Kenobi in a featured film or as a series on Disney+? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Disney!
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