Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘has reoccurring role in another upcoming Star Wars show’
Earlier this week, Lucasfilm announced that the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ show will begin shooting in April. Ewan McGregor, who turned 50 today, will reprise his Jedi Knight opposite Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader – a decade after the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. But aside from this thrilling news, a report now claims that McGregor will also feature in another upcoming Star Wars Disney+ show.
According to The Illuminerdi, McGregor’s Obi-Wan will have a reoccurring role in Andor.
The 2022 Star Wars show follows Cassian Andor’s adventures five years before his death in Rogue One, during the formative years of the Rebellion.
Diego Luna plays the title characters with Genevieve O’Reilly reprising Mon Mothma after she featured in Episode III and Rogue One.
There are 19 years between Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, in which Sir Alec Guinness first played Obi-Wan.
Plus Indira Varma, Bonnie Piesse, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
The official synopsis reads: “The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.”
Last year, McGregor spoke of his excitement at reprising Obi-Wan in the new streaming miniseries.
Speaking with Empire, he said: “I’m more excited about doing this one than I was doing the second and third one that we did before.
“I’m just excited about working with Deborah Chow, and the storylines are going to be really good I think. I’m just excited to play him again. It’s been long enough since I played him before.”