“After secrets and fibs and not being able to talk about it, I am thrilled to welcome out a beloved member of the Star Wars family,” she said of the long-rumored series.
Star Ewan McGregor walked out on stage to deafening cheers from the crowd. “It’s so nice,” he said. “It’s been four years of [dodging questions].”
Beyond that, details were scarce. Said Kennedy, “All scripts written. We start shooting next year.”
McGregor will reprise his role as as sage Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, which began with “The Phantom Menace” back in 1999. The role of world-weary, wise Obi-Wan was originally played by Sir Alec Guinness in 1977’s “A New Hope,” in which Obi-Wan sacrificed himself to his former student,