Finally, our first really cool Star Wars news in a quite sometime.
While its a story that has been circling the rumor mill since before Star Wars: The Force Awakens even hit theaters back in 2015, its no surprise that we would finally get some confirmation.
According to many major outlets and some close sources, it appears that after long discussions, acclaimed actor Ewan McGregor has finally agreed to terms with Disney and Lucasfilm, signing a contract to return as the legendary Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi in was once going to be big-screen solo adventure, will now be retooled as a Disney+ Live-action limited series. Most likely the season will run six to eight episodes with each episode around an hour long.
The time-line of the series, while not confirmed, will be set sometime in the 20 years between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. A good portion of the film will take place on the planet of Tatooine, watching over a young Luke Skywalker.
While these rumors have been being thrown around for the past few months, Cinelinx, first confirmed t he news early this morning. With Disney’s highly anticipated D-23 expo popping off next weekend, expect Star Wars news to start tearing up the interwebs over the next couple of weeks.
Expect some huge announcements about everything Star Wars next weekend and possibly even McGregor himself showing up on stage for the official, “official” announcement.
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