At D23 Expo back in August, Star Wars fans were ecstatic to learn that Ewan McGregor would be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a limited Disney+ series. While no details were given at that panel, the actor has now given details about the project in an interview with Men’s Journal, such as the filming date and where in the timeline it will take place.
McGregor revealed that the series will begin shooting this summer, and like the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series, will consist of six hour long episodes. The actor also stated that the events of the series will take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
“The storyline sits between Episode III and IV. […] the Jedi order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him – Well, his arc will be quite interesting. I think, dealing with the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It’s quite something to get over.”
Rumors of an Obi-Wan solo film have been circulating the web since late last year, but surprisingly McGregor was approached about returning to the role several years ago. “It’s a f***ing massive relief [to talk about it]. Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it,” he said.
You can see next see McGregor in Doctor Sleep – hitting theaters November 8th – and in Birds of Prey – hitting theaters February 7th.