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Kenobi Series To Air On Disney+ Streaming Service

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The long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi project may now have new life as a limited series on Disney's soon to launch streaming service, Disney+. Following the last year's disappointing box-office performance of Solo, hopes for a spin-off film based around Obi-Wan seem to have faded, but, SrarWarsNewsNet.com reports Kenobi could, instead, join Cassian Andor and The Mandalorian, as a limited (6 episodes?) series on Disney+, a streaming service said to launch later this year. Of course, until announced by Disney, this should be considered a rumor, for now.

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I would much more racther see a movie trilogy

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And this, from the ‘Milk IT For All It’s Worth’ file... Though, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t be watching.

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This could be awesome if Ewan comes in.

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The rumors gain steam again...

 

Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan To Return In Disney+ Series?

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Sources say Ewan McGregor is in talks to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. A Kenobi movie had been rumored for years, but, Solo's disappointing box office seemed to diminish it's chances. Once confirmed, Kenobi will join The Mandalorian and the Cassian Andor series in the Star Wars live-action lineup.
(Source: Variety.com)

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I'm good with this, as long as it doesn't lead to Disney deciding to make a Boba Fett series.

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2019 D23 Expo: Video Of Ewan McGregor Confirming His Return As Kenobi

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The rumors were confirmed today at the D23 Expo as Ewan McGregor was announced to return as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi for a series on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. . Here's a look at the actual announcement.

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After serving as one of the directors on the upcoming series The Mandalorian, Deborah Chow has now been announced to direct the recently announced series that will focus on Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. iHossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) was also named as the writer for the series. Both The MAndalorian and the "Kenobi" series will air on the Disney+ streaming service.

'Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”'

Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.
(Source: StarWars.com)

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This is a good move for Disney.  After bombing the Solo movie, it'll be refreshing to thresh out a story over several episodes in order to expound more on the untouched mythology of Obi Wan, not to mention rendering in live action epic scenes and stories from the comics!

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