There were a lot of rumors about Ewan McGregor’s Star Wars return around the time of release for Solo, but after the film underperformed, Disney and Lucasfilm had put their anthology movies on hold. The good news is, it looks like these films are being retooled as shows for Disney+, and everyone’s favorite Jedi has officially signed on for a return.
According to Variety, McGregor is currently in talks to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+. We don’t really have any details on the timeline of the show, but some guess this will follow Obi-Wan after Revenge of the Sith, and will likely show us his days building up to Star Wars: A New Hope. Hopefully we get more details come the D23 Expo next weekend.
Besides Kenobi, we have two other Star Wars shows set for Disney+. We have The Mandalorian which is set to come alongside the premiere of the streaming service this November, and after that we have Cassian Andor featuring Diego Luna reprising his character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There has also been a lot of clamoring online for a sequel to Solo, and some are hoping it will at least get the Disney+ series treatment.
As a fan, I’m personally bummed that these films are moving on straight to Disney+ instead of having a theatrical release. I always thought Star Wars was about the spectacle, and that’s why it needed to be enjoyed in a big theater. Then again, maybe things will turn out fine. I guess we’ll have to see how The Mandalorian turns out.
No release date has been set for the Kenobi series, but Disney+ launches this coming Nov. 12.