Published: Sat, August 24, 2019

Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Officially Returning As Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor is returning to the Star Wars universe with an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off series on Disney+, the actor revealed at Disney's D23 Expo on Friday, after he made a surprise appearance on stage with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Waititi said that he was all about droid visibility, "It was very important for me that those characters get enough screen time, They're very misunderstood".

"Yes", he confirmed. "Now I can say, 'Yes".

McGregor played the younger version of the Jedi master in the three Star Wars prequel movies starting with 1999's The Phantom Menace.

"It's been four years of saying, 'Well, I don't know.' Now I can say, 'Yes, we're going to do it, '" the actor said to cheers from the crowd.
But the loudest ovation was saved for the Star Wars presentation, with the first official trailer for Disney+ launch series The Mandalorian showing a dark, lawless universe populated by murderous bounty hunters. The most famous is the helmeted Boba Fett from George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy.

The online streaming service Disney+ featuring film and television shows will launch November 12 in the U.S. as well as Canada and the Netherlands, before rolling out worldwide.

The Disney+ series will take place between the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope". "We are ready to start shooting next year".

Disney's D23 Expo just gave us a whole bunch of new info about the streaming service that will be launching on November 12, and it was so much that honestly we're a little overwhelmed.

Yvette Nicole Brown strode on stage with Rose and Monte, the two dogs that star in a live-action remake of classic Disney cartoon Lady and the Tramp. The series which hails from Jon Favreau also stars Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. New footage showed battered Stormtrooper helmets mounted on spikes and crumbling in the desert dust, with cowering mothers and children fleeing from armed villains.

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