It’s Official: Ewan McGregor Set To Return In Obi-Wan Disney+ Series

There was a whole lot of hubbub in the Star Wars community yesterday when word came out that Ewan McGregor just signed a contract to return as Obi-Wan in Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away.

Sure, the news might have started out as a rumor, but now a new report from Variety confirms that McGregor really is returning to the Star Wars franchise, this time in a series for Disney's upcoming streaming site, Disney+.

While fans might have been hoping to see McGregor star in his own movie, a Disney+ series doesn't sound all that bad. Series tend to be longer than feature films, so we'll get to see more of everyone's favorite Jedi Master.

Variety wasn't offered that much details about the series – representatives for McGregor and Disney Plus didn't immediately respond when the publication requested for a comment regarding the actor's return.

We do know however that this upcoming Obi-Wan series will be the third Star Wars show on Disney+. The first that Lucasfilm announced was Iron Man director Jon Favreau's Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Starring Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian focuses on the adventures of a lone Mandalorian warrior in the outer rim of Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away.

The second series that Lucasfilm revealed was the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story spinoff. Centered around Captain Cassian Andor, the series has Diego Luna reprising his role along with Alan Tudyk who plays the role of K-2SO, a cynical and sarcastic droid that captured fans hearts in the original movie.

Right now the Obi-Wan series has yet to receive a release date, but we'll update everyone as soon as we get word.

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