Might the Pressure Be With the Small Display: An Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Present Is Occurring


Obi-Wan Kenobi is again. LucasFilm introduced at Disney’s D23 convention on Aug. 23 that Ewan McGregor will return to his position because the legendary character for a present set to premiere on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, Disney+.

The present will be part of two different Star Wars sequence already within the works: The Mandalorian, which can premiere on the service Nov. 12, and a present primarily based on the Rogue One character Cassian Andor, which can drop subsequent 12 months. On the convention, LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy stated that the reveals that premiere on the streaming service will likely be of the identical prime quality because the Star Wars motion pictures, and a trailer for The Mandalorian appeared to verify that.

After teasing these new reveals on the D23 stage, Kennedy shocked followers by bringing McGregor out in individual. “Kathleen, ask me if I’m going to play Obi-Wan again,” he requested her. She complied and he merely smiled and stated, “Yes.”

McGregor, who performed a youthful model of Luke’s mentor in Episodes I, II and III stated that he had spent years dodging questions from buddies (and reporters) about whether or not he would return to the position.

It’s welcome information for Star Wars followers who had been rising not sure about the way forward for the franchise after the tales of Rey, Kylo, Luke and Leia wrap up this 12 months. Solo: A Star Wars Story carried out under expectations, and sequels had been placed on maintain. A protracted-rumored Boba Fett film by no means got here to fruition. And as of now, the massive display screen way forward for Star Wars is unsure.

However Star Wars will strive to attract followers into their new tv fare by returning to a fan favourite character. Kennedy didn’t present a premiere date for the film, however she stated that LucasFilm plans to start filming subsequent 12 months.

Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.


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