New STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI Details From EWAN McGREGOR

Ewan McGregor
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Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Ewan McGregor has offered new details about the plot and setting of his upcoming untitled Disney+ show as the character - which will apparently bridge the gap between when Obi-Wan arrived on Tatooine and when he met with Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope.

“The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV,” McGregor told Men's Journal. “[The last time I played Obi-Wan] the Jedi Order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him - Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It’s quite something to get over.”

As for the fact that Ewan McGregor hasn't played the character in over 14 years (since 2005's Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith), the now 48-year-old actor says that just brings him closer to Alec Guinness, who was 63 when he filmed Star Wars: A New Hope

“I want to get closer and closer to how Obi-Wan felt while Alec Guinness was playing him. I feel like I’m grayer and nearer him in age, so it’ll be easier to do that," said McGregor, who is 48 years old.

McGregor also revealed that the untitled Obi-Wan series will consist of six one-hour episodes. No premiere date has been announced.

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