After rumours spiralled on the internet over the past week, it’s finally been confirmed that Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Disney+ series.
The announcement was made during the Disney+ panel at D23 Expo, with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirming that the rumours were indeed true.
Ewan joined her on stage and revealed that after four years of saying he wasn’t sure if it would happen, he was finally able to announce that he would be playing Obi-Wan Kenobi once again.
Kathleen revealed that the scripts for the series were currently being written, with shooting expected to begin in 2020.
Ewan first played the young Jedi in Star Wars – Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, before continuing with Star Wars – Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars – Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.
This was just one of the exciting announcements for Star Wars fans during D23 Expo. Here’s what else you might have missed:
At the beginning of the weekend, we were treated to the trailer for The Mandalorian, an original series which will be available to stream on November 12 on Disney+.
The Clone Wars
The next season of The Clone Wars will premiere on Disney+ in February 2020.
The Rise of Skywalker
A new poster for The Rise of Skywalker was also unveiled. The movie is set for release on December 20.
Stay tuned to Disney in Motion for more news from D23 Expo 2019!