It looks like the dreams of many “Star Wars” fans (count us in this) are ever closer to becoming true with the rumor that Ewan McGregor has put pen to paper and signed up to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a television show on Disney+!
Take all of this with a pinch of salt for now since it hasn’t yet been confirmed, but the timing would be absolutely perfect with Disney wanting to add more unique programming to Disney+ as it launches later this year. Also worth keeping in mind is that there is an entire panel dedicated to the streaming service at D23 Expo next weekend. So surely Disney is saving something big like this for that slot?
This would be perhaps one of the greatest fan services that Disney could put into production after the much-rumored solo Obi-Wan movie was said to be put on hold after the Disney’s disappointment with “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
We actually loved “Solo” and (spoilers) were super excited to see the return of Darth Maul in a sequel. It was leading up to a huge big screen meeting between Obi-Wan and Maul, which we have been waiting for since “Episode I.” Those who want a little taster should go and check out the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” television show as there are some epic encounters between the two on there.
There’s no doubt that if this is happening we would at least see some of the show taking place on Tatooine, where we know that Obi-Wan is currently keeping a watchful eye over a young Luke Skywalker.
Disney+ is the perfect place to tell the Obi-Wan story that fans have been after for years and given how keen Ewan McGregor has been to reprise his role, we could finally be seeing a return of the famous Jedi!
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