All right. Once again, this is rumour control. Here are the facts. As many of us already know Disney and Lucasfilm are working on two new live-action Star Wars shows. The first being that of The Mandalorian that is expected to hit Disney+ later this year, and later possibly next year a Rogue One prequel series focusing on Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor that is also in the works. But now a character who fans have long wanted to see in spin-off story might be headed to Disney’s streaming service as well.
The new rumour floating around (well it’s more of a prepossessed rumour really, as it was never really confirmed as a film either) says an Obi-Wan Kenobi series might be in the works for Disney+, and it’s a “top priority”. Considering all the times Ewan McGregor has been asked whether he’d like to return as the Jedi Master, which according to previous interviews, he’d be more than happy to do so and how often this rumour has cropped up for him to have his own anthology film so many times, this sounds like a fairly satisfying development for fans.
Now Star Wars News Net is claiming that an Obi-Wan Kenobi limited TV series is happening, is the next top priority for the Disney+ streaming service, and that it could be as many as six episodes. Now they haven’t quoted anyone, or put a source to this information. So please, take what is being said as a rumour, take it with a grain of salt. SWNN continue saying that the Kenobi project was initially supposed to be a film, as had been rumoured several times over the last few years, but everything changed after the disappointing box office performance of LucasFilm’s second anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The fansite also claims that the Kenobi film was actually supposed to start production shortly after Solo premiered, and then everything changed. Puts much more clarity on that famous Bob Iger “rethinking our approach” statement from last year.
Star Wars News Net has stated no confirmation on whether or not an announcement of this Kenobi series is imminent, or that it will be announced at Star Wars Celebration, but do go on to say they’ve been told this one is happening and is going into production.
Again though, please do take this with a grain of salt. I like many fans would love to see more Kenobi in Star Wars. But I also prefer my rumours to have more backing. A quote, a source, something that gives the rumour more believably. This feels more like, “just take our word for it.” Though Star Wars News Net, does have a decent track record when it comes to rumours like this. It does make more sense story wise to make it a series than a film. But just in case, don’t get too excited.
Written by: Connor Heggie