Ewan McGregor may not be the only familiar face returning for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. While speaking with MTV News, Joel Edgerton potentially let it slip that he will reprise his role as Uncle Owen for the upcoming Star Wars project.
MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz revealed he spoke to Edgerton ahead of the release of Netflix’s The King. When asked about a potential return to a galaxy far, far away, the actor’s response wasn’t all that convincing. “Caught up with Joel Edgerton today (check out THE KING! I really enjoyed),” Horowitz explained. “I have almost no doubt based on his coy evasiveness that he will be in the Obi-Wan Disney+ series. I’ve seen many an actor playfully evade. I’m placing a big bet that Owen will be back.”
Edgerton first appeared as a younger version of Phil Brown’s Owen Lars in 2002’s Attack of the Clones and would later reprise his role for Revenge of the Sith. In the years since, Edgerton has risen to prominence, appearing in such films as Zero Dark Thirty, Boy Erased, and Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior.
Late last month, Lucasfilm announced The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow would helm the Obi-Wan show. In addition to starring in the series, McGregor will serve as an executive producer alongside Kennedy, Tracey Seaward, and John Swartz. Drive scribe Hossein Amini will pen the script.
The currently untitled series will pick up after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. During the near-two decade gap between Episode III and the original film, Obi-Wan was living on Tatooine as he looked over Luke Skywalker, who was in the care of his aunt and uncle. The Disney+ series is sure to help fill in the missing time with an adventure that has a classic Star Wars feel.
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