New York (The Verge) — Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, starring Ewan McGregor, is definitely confirmed for Disney+, but no release date is available yet theverge.com/2019/8/23/2083….
Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan series is officially coming to Disney+, the company confirmed today, with McGregor on stage at D23, the company’s biennial convention, to make the announcement.
Ewan McGregor was onstage at D23, the company’s biennial convention, to make the announcement. “It feels so nice to say,” McGregor said.
Disney and Lucasfilm originally planned a feature-length theatrical Star Warsspinoff, according to a Hollywood Reporter story from 2017. But after two Star Wars spinoff films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, didn’t perform as well as Disney had hoped, the Obi-Wan side story was reportedly taken off the table. A third spinoff movie was planned (reportedly poised to focus on Boba Fett), but Disney and Lucasfilm decided to not move forward. The company ended up pushing back future Star Wars installments — including a trilogy from The Last Jedidirector Rian Johnson and a trilogy from the Game of Thrones creators— to 2021. — Julia Alexander/@verge