According to the biggest Hollywood news websites, Ewan McGregor will once again play the role of Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series dreated for Disney's streaming service. The actor is currently finalizing contract negotiations with Lucasfilm. The new series will focus on the adventures of the character, which took place over a period of 20 years between the events presented in episodes III and IV of Star Wars.
Rumors about the Obi-Wan project began to appear shortly after the launch of The Force Awakens. McGregor also heated up the speculation around the project. He has repeatedly indicated that he would like to play the Jedi master, who was the most interesting character in George Lucas' prequel trilogy for most of the fans of the Star Wars saga. The formal announcement of the series will most likely take place during the D23 Disney Convention, which will take place on August 23-25.
In 2017, Disney interrupted fan speculation and practically confirmed that Obi-Wan would return in his own film at an unspecified time. After the financial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story and the noticeably weakening interest in the space saga, the label abandoned the idea of producing further cinema spin-offs. However, the giant's attention was directed towards the Disney+ platform it was creating. The company hopes that the new productions set in the Star Wars universe will be a hit like Game of Thrones, which will become a magnet for new subscribers. The second season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (the premiere of its first episodes will take place at the end of the year), as well as a series devoted to Cassian Andor, known from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are currently in pre-production.
Currently, it's hard to say what the new show will be about. Theoretically, the scriptwriters have a lot to show, and Obi-Wan's adventures don't have to be limited to the desert planet Tatooine. It is highly probable that the producers from Lucasfilm will use the elements presented to the audience in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ewan McGregor's main opponent could therefore be an organization led by Darth Maul, in which Qi'ra, a friend of Han Solo's, also plays an important role. Fans of The Clone Wars animated series , which will soon be awarded the long-awaited seventh season, will certainly know that Maul has been made into one of the most complex and interesting villains in the Star Wars universe. The last duel between former Sith and Jedi master was presented last year in the final season of Star Wars: Rebels. This series can also be an important source of inspiration for screenwriters.
- Star Wars official website