‘Star Wars’: Ewan McGregor Slated to Return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+ Series — Reports

Published on Aug 16, 2019

‘Star Wars’: Ewan McGregor Slated to Return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+ Series — Reports

The force may, once again, be with Ewan McGregor.

The 48-year-old Scottish actor is currently in talks to reprise his role as sage Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a yet-to-be-titled Disney+ series, according to Deadline and multiple other sources. McGregor, who has not appeared in a “Star Wars” film since 2005’s “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” portrayed the younger version of Obi-Wan in “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones” as well. McGregor also lent his voice to an offscreen cameo in J.J. Abrams’ 2015 revival “The Force Awakens.”

The role of world-weary, wise Obi-Wan was originally played by Sir Alec Guinness in 1977’s “A New Hope,” in which Obi-Wan sacrificed himself to his former mentor, Darth Vader, in order to allow Luke, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca to escape the evil Empire’s Death Star.

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Author: Ryan Lattanzio