Fans at Star War Celebration this year went nuts when Kathleen Kennedy invited a special guest onto the stage, and it turned out to be Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor, who then revealed that they were making a Kenobi series for Disney Plus.
The crowd went nuts. Ewan and Kathleen were both on the stage grinning from ear to ear, and things were good.
McGregor has since revealed that had been holding on to this secret for about four years before he could finally confirm it to be true.
However, he recently told ComingSoon that it wasn’t initially intended to be a series. When talks began, Lucasfilm was thinking of making Kenobi a movie instead.
This would explain why there were so many rumours that McGregor was going to star in a Kenobi standalone movie.
“It wasn’t always going to be a series, not initially,” McGregor told the site.
“When we first started talking about, that wasn’t really in the cards but everything’s changed so much, so quickly.
“It’s really exciting that it is now. I’m really into the idea to be able to tell the story over several hours instead of just one hit. I think it’s going to be quite cool,” he finished.
Ewan is the Obi-Wan Kenobi we’ve all been looking for
McGregor first played Kenobi back in 1999 in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and he did return to voice the character briefly in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
However, he hasn’t played or even voiced the character properly since Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
It’s pretty clear that he’s wanted a second shot at portraying the character since he hasn’t been shy over the years in commenting on how he felt he was never really allowed to push Kenobi’s boundaries in the prequels.
It feels as if this Kenobi series is really McGregor’s time to shine as the Jedi Knight and show people why he was and always will be the perfect person to play the role, who had been made so famous by Sir Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars movie.
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