So, Ewan McGegor has known for a long time that he would be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Disney+ series. During a recent interview with Men’s Journal, he revealed that he’s known about this project for four years! When talking about the show finally being officially announced, he said:
“It’s a fucking massive relief. Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it.”
That’s a long time to have to keep your mouth shut, especially with everyone asking him about Obi-Wan over the course of those years. McGregor went on to talk about the series and confirmed that the show will have a total of six-hour long episodes and that it will begin production in the summer of 2020. He went on to say:
“The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV. The Jedi Order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him – Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It’s quite something to get over.”
We don’t really have any concrete story details to share yet, but we do know that it will take place on Tatooine. There’s also been talk of Joel Edgerton possibly reprising his role as Uncle Owen Lars. That has yet to be confirmed.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will debut on Disney+ sometime after its launch on November 12, 2019. I’m excited about this Star Wars series and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!