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We are now officially into the D23 expo and the news just keeps coming. So far two of the biggest topics of conversation and announcements for D23 2019, at least so far into official day 1 and also from the media preview on Thursday evening, August 22 have been Epcot and Disney+.
The official Day 1 of D23 was full of exciting Star Wars and Marvel Universe news and that includes a huge announcement from Lucas Films President herself Kethleen Kennedy that Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi will be returning for his very own Disney+ show and that Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the Jedi master for the show.
So when will this story take place? It appears that on the Star Wars timeline that the show will appear fall between Episode III and Episode IV.
The series is still currently untitled series but it will follow Obi-Wan Kenobi eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith saw the Jedi purged by the fallen Anakin Skywalker and Sheev Palpatine. Set around the time Solo: A Star Wars Story is set, the show will highlight Kenobi in exile on the planet Tatooine to watch over the hidden son of Anakin and his wife Padmé, Luke.
A feature film starring the Jedi Master was reported to be in development back in the summer of 2017, and Stephen Daldry was reported to be attached to the project. Following the disappointing performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, all standalone features like this were put on hold last June.
Ewan McGregor last appeared fourteen years ago in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, the final installment of the franchise’s prequel trilogy. Production on the series is set to take place next year.
Disney+ begins streaming on November 12.
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