With a bumper two-episode debut, Ewan McGregor will slip back into his beige robes in only two weeks.
Since Revenge of the Sith ended, Star Wars fans had never let go of their dreams to see him return as the iconic Jedi, but things turned for the worse when any plans for a standalone feature film were abandoned once Solo ended up ending the Anthology offshoots altogether.
Even when Obi-Wan Kenobi was announced as a streaming program, extensive rewrites and production delays caused a lot of uncertainty, but the finish line is finally in sight. McGregor joked that the biggest motivator behind the project was begging Lucasfilm for work.
I saw [Kathleen Kennedy] chat, and said, "It''s all over social media all the time. I said, yeah, I think it''s an interesting idea."
It''s the only thing it needs to do is meet expectations of the sky, which is much easier said than done.