Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mentor who introduces the ways of the Jedi to Luke Skywalker, is reportedly getting his very own intergalactic series on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most memorable Jedis in the Star Wars universe. He has been part of the otherworldly franchise since it first premiered back in the 1970s, where Kenobi was introduced as a hermit living by the name of Old Ben Kenobi on the planet Tatooine. Since then, he has gone on to appear as a guiding spirit, mentor, member of the Jedi Council and a General in the Army of the Republic, and now new rumors claim the lightsaber wielding master could go onto to star in his very own series!
According to Comicbook.com, last year it was reported that Lucasfilm was developing a Star Wars spinoff movie focusing on Obi-Wan. However, the film never came to fruition, and now it’s been reported that Lucasfilm decided to move forward with a new live-action series for Disney+ instead.
When considering who would be the right choice for the role, if it were to exist, fans are hopeful that Ewan McGregor, who played the Jedi in Episodes I–III, would reprise the role at some point.
No additional details have been revealed about the possible series. Although, if the concept is valid and Lucasfilm and Disney are pursuing it, Comicbook.com reports that fans could be hearing an announcement as soon as next month when Star Wars Celebration takes place in Chicago.
The celebration is already promising new announcements with series like “The Mandalorian” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which are both supposed to be released sometime soon. Others have also said this is where “Star Wars: Episode IX” could potentially get an official title and trailer.