Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor has been working out to return to his Jedi role, as a new photo from his trainer revealed the star’s muscly physique.
The future’s definitely looking bright for the future of the Star Wars galaxy on Disney Plus, and one of the most highly anticipated projects in development features the return of one of the most famous Jedi in the saga; Obi-Wan Kenobi. Rumors had swirled for a quite some time regarding Ewan McGregor’s return to the role, but it was finally confirmed in August 2019 that Disney was officially developing the show.
Fast-forward to the present, and Ewan McGregor is deep in preparation to step back into those beige Jedi robes once again, and a new photo reveals the star has bulked up for the role. He’s been working with Tony Horton, his trainer, who posted the photo of McGregor flexing his biceps to show off his hard work. Since the series will seemingly see a rematch between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, McGregor will need all the help he can get. Take a look below.
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Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts written by Hossein Amini, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is just one of ten officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian season two debuted on the streaming service this past November with stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
An Rogue One prequel series centered on Cassian Andor is also in development with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their respective roles. Tony Gilroy serves as showrunner on the series, which is currently filming in the United Kingdom.
Lucasfilm is working on several other Star Wars series for the Disney Plus streaming service, including projects focusing on Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano and the Rangers of the New Republic. A third season of the Pedro Pascal-starrer The Mandalorian is also in development at the streamer for a Winter 2021 release.
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Source: Tony Horton