Obi-Wan Kenobi series rumored for Disney Plus

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Who wants another Star Wars rumor? Ever since Lucasfilm was bought by Disney, we have been getting a lot of projects for theaters and TV. And with Disney+, fans will be getting a live-action series called The Mandalorian. Now there’s a rumor that Lucasfilm is working on bringing the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi to the streaming service.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of an Obi-Wan Kenobi project. It was reported before that Lucasfilm was working on bringing Obi-Wan Kenobi to the big screen with Stephen Daldry attached as the director. With the box office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, plans have changed with the company halting future standalone films. That’s where Disney+ comes in.

With Obi-Wan’s adventure on the big screen looking dim, Lucasfilm has new sights for the Jedi via Disney+, according to Star Wars News Net. It speculates that it could have up to six episodes. It also reports that since Obi-Wan was supposed to begin principal photography last year, the crew is shifting focus for the smaller platform. In addition to the confirmed The Mandalorian series from Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm also announced a live-action series following Diego Luna as Cassian Andor. Luna is a great actor, and he’s been giving a solid performance in the Netflix original series, Narcos: Mexico.

With the standalone films on hiatus, that’s not stopping Lucasfilm from developing other Star Wars films. Game of Thrones’ David Benioff & D.B. Weiss are working on a new film series and Ryan Johnson is developing his own trilogy.

The smaller platform is a great way to flesh out the character, and it’s definitely getting a lot of people excited compared to animated series like Star Wars Rebels. (I enjoy the show, but its average ratings aren’t even in the millions.) Disney is going all out with the streaming service since it’s bringing out A-list actors, especially with the return of Luna as Cassian and The Mandalorian actors like Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, and Werner Herzog.

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