Star Wars fans have been clamoring for an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film starring Ewan McGregor for some time now, and it seems fans may finally have their wish fulfilled, though maybe not entirely. A new report has revealed that a live-action series for Disney's streaming platform starring McGregor may be in the works.
Deadline confirms McGregor is in talks to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequel trilogy in an as-yet untitled live-action series to air on Disney+. Details are unsurprisingly being kept tightly under wraps. Nevertheless, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series would become the third live-action Star Wars series announced for the streaming platform, following Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian series starring Pedro Pascal and Stephen Schiff's series Cassian Andor starring Diego Luna, who reprises his role from Rogue One: A Star War Story.
Fan demand for an Obi-Wan film can be traced all the way back to 2012 when Disney first acquired Lucasfilm. McGregor appeared enthusiastic at the idea of reprising the iconic role in a future film when asked about returning. “If they need me to be Obi-Wan Kenobi again, I’d be delighted to do so, yeah," McGregor told The Guardian in December of 2012.
Disney has released four Star Wars films since acquiring Lucasfilm and despite the persistent fan demand, an Obi-Wan Kenobi film never materialized into anything more than just a rumor. In fact, an Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action series was rumored to be considered by Disney for their streaming platform in June of last year. However, McGregor put the brakes on that rumor in August of last year.
Disney+ is set to become the home for all past Star Wars films and alongside live-action spin-offs series including The Mandalorian and Cassian Andor. It appears a live-action Obi-Wan Kenobi series may be announced in the not too distant future.