McGregor first played the role of Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1999’s Star Wars – Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and reprised his role in 2002’s Star Wars – Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Star Wars – Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. He also made a voice-only cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Prior to McGregor, the late Sir Alec Guinness first starred in the role in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. Although he did not make it out alive of A New Hope thanks to his old Padawan Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, his presence was strongly felt in Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi as he helped guide Luke as a Force ghost.
There have been rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie happening that would tell the story between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope of Obi-Wan protecting a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, but nothing has been confirmed.
McGregor had said in 2018 that there were no current plans for him to return as Obi-Wan in a new film, and we may never know if that was the truth or if he was hiding the fact that he was actually returning in a TV series for Disney+.
This potential Obi-Wan series would join The Mandalorian and the Star Wars: Cassian Andor series on Disney+ as new Star Wars stories on Disney’s new streaming platform. Disney+ is set to launch on November 12, 2019, for $6.99/month or $69.99/year.