This year’s Disney lovefest D23 is expected to have a ton of reveals on both the film and television side – with the company having planted its flag on about 88.6% of the pop culture landscape (you’ll never get Harry Potter, dammit!), that not a big surprise. Since we live our lives on the TV side of things, our eyeballs and earholes are ready to hear what’s in store for any new broadcast or cable Marvel projects, as well as what’s ahead for Hulu and Disney+ – and the Star Wars universe.
Speaking of Disney+ and the Star Wars universe… the fine folks over at Fantha Tracks are reporting rumors that Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) has agreed to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the new streaming service, and that McGregor will also direct “a number” of the season/series’ eight episodes. The site also teased that the series will have McGregor appearing alongside a “familiar mechanical co-star.” Hmmm…
While talk of the actor appearing in an Obi-Wan spinoff began picking up steam in early 2018 (initially as a standalone film), McGregor actually discussed the possibility of a big screen escapade as early as six years ago. During an interview with MTV News in February 2013, McGregor gave his thoughts on the time period in Star Wars lore that the film should take place in:
“I think it’s a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, Episode III, before Alec Guinness, there’s that period where he’s in the desert.
That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don’t know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff. I’d be up for it, could be quite exciting. I’d be up for it, for sure, of course.”
McGregor appeared as the Jedi Master in the three initial Star Wars prequel series: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.