Ewan McGregor is officially set to reprise his Obi-Wan Kenobi role in a Disney+ series focused on the Star Wars character.
Earlier today a rumor set fire to the Galaxy Far Far Away, when it was revealed that Ewan McGregor might reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars series for Disney+. Now it seems that the rumor is true with Deadline confirming the news with Disney. The series is currently untitled and looks to have a six to eight episode count. While no other details have been revealed, fans of Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi can rejoice that the news is finally official.
Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi has reportedly been in development at Lucasfilm for quite sometime, ever since George Lucas sold the company to Disney back in 2012. In fact, Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) was circling to direct the project as a Star Wars Story film. But following the underperformance of Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office, it was announced that Lucasfilm was putting those theatrical standalone outings in carbonite for the time being.
Now that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ is confirmed, it will become the third live-action Star Wars series being released for the upcoming streaming service. Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ this November, while a series centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor is also in development.
Critical/fan reception to the Star Wars prequel trilogy was mixed, but many agreed that Ewan McGregor’s portrayal as Obi-Wan Kenobi was a highlight, with many seeing it as worthy to the legacy of the late Alec Guinness. Ewan McGregor himself has also expressed a desire to return to the franchise in a new capacity for sometime now.
Ewan McGregor also contributed his voice as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, during the scene in which Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds Luke Skywalker’s old Lightsaber.
Are you excited for Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi? What do you think the new Star Wars series will be about?
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming series, The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian will be available exclusively on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information on the upcoming Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.