Yesterday we reported on the Twitter fervor that Fandom Wire caused with its “exclusive” story that the Star Wars Obi-Wan series for Disney+ might be in jeopardy. They’d indicated that star Ewan McGregor had left the series due to creative differences with the studio. Well, thankfully we can report that they were wrong. We promised to keep you up to date, so here’s the skinny: Folks at Disney and Lucasfilm have since come out to state that yes, the Obi-Wan series is still a go.
Ewan McGregor himself confirmed the series would move forward when he appeared on stage last summer at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. Just recently we even heard reports that the studio is looking to cast a young Luke Skywalker for the Obi-Wan series as well. There’s been a lot of speculation about what the series would cover; that casting news seems to suggest that will specifically include Obi-Wan watching over Luke and the Lars homestead.
Obi-Wan Series moving forward
We got to see a glimpse of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s time on Tatooine in the special one-off issue of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series, Issue #7. In it Obi-Wan saves Luke and his family from a gang of Jabba’s thugs. We’d expect the Obi-Wan series to features stories like that and more…. As opposed to direct interaction between Obi-Wan and the son of the Jedi Master’s former apprentice.
There is still no word on when production on the Obi-Wan series will begin. Similarly, we don’t know how Lucasfilm will fill out the rest of the cast. The same report that telling us they were casting a young Luke also indicated that the show would feature another male and female lead. They’d be between the ages of 20-30. Depending on when the show takes place, and how young Luke is, those could possibly be Owen and Beru Lars. Time will tell.