The rumors were true, Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi on a new Star Wars project. The announcement was made during D23 where McGregor was brought on stage by LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy.
He walked out to the sounds of Duel of the Fates, arguably the most iconic song on the Star Wars prequel soundtracks. There he invited Kennedy to ask him if he’d be playing Kenobi again, and, of course, replied with an emphatic yes.
There were no details on what the Obi-Wan Kenobi project will be, whether its a movie or a TV series; if it will get a theatrical release or be exclusive to Disney+. All we do know is that LucasFilm is “really close” to getting going. The scripts have been written and it will begin shooting next year.
Disney+ launches in November with The Mandalorian, another Star Wars show. It stars Pedro Pascal and has Iron Man director Jon Favreau as its showrunner. A trailer for The Mandalorian has been released online. In other Star Wars news, there’s also a show focused on Rogue One characters Cassian Andor and K2S0 in the works. For more on Disney+, check out GameSpot’s guide to everything that will be available on day one.