Ewan McGregor Will Reprise Obi-Wan Kenobi Role For Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ Series, New Details From D23

Filmdom’s most iconic Jedi is dusting off his lightsaber.

Ewan McGregor will officially resurrect Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new live-action “Star Wars” series for the Disney+ streaming service, set to launch later this year.

The news was confirmed at Disney’s D23 Expo by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy who revealed scripts for the series have been completed and filming will begin next year.

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McGregor, 48, portrayed the Jedi who mentored both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in three “Star Wars” films: 1999’s “The Phantom Menace”, 2002’s “Attack of the Clones” and 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith”. For years McGregor has been open about his desire to reprise the role.

The role was originated by Sir Alec Guinness in the 1977 blockbuster “Star Wars”, with McGregor playing the younger Obi-Wan in the trio of prequels.

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Disney+, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, is loading up with original content featuring characters from “Star Wars” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including a “Star Wars”-derived series titled “The Mandalorian”, starring Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”, “Narcos”) as “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.”

Disney+ launches in the U.S. on Nov. 12, and will be available in international markets — including Canada — before the end of 2019.

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