OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Wants Season 2 But Kathleen Kennedy Says It's Not In "Active Development"

OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Wants Season 2 But Kathleen Kennedy Says It's Not In "Active Development"

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor made it clear at Star Wars Celebration that he wants to return for season 2 of the Disney+ series, though Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was quick to temper expectations.

By JoshWilding - Apr 10, 2023 07:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

At Star Wars Celebration yesterday, Lucasfilm held a panel looking back at Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. We'll have more to share from that with you soon, but it's Ewan McGregor who got the biggest response from fans with his closing comments, 

After reflecting on spending years being asked by fans and the press whether he would return to Star Wars, the actor said "it feels really good" to be back and added, "There's something that’s opened up in my heart again." He'd then go on to tease fans by saying, "Hopefully, someone might think we should do some more..."

While many of you will be quick to hope this is confirmation of season 2 plans, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy tempered expectations while speaking with Variety.

"That is not in active development," she confirmed. "But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another."

"Everybody’s all hands on deck with what we’re doing right now, as you can see by what we showed everybody [at the Celebration]," Kennedy added. "We’ll turn our attention to [Obi-Wan Kenobi] again maybe down the road."

This is disappointing news for fans eager for more Obi-Wan Kenobi, but there's really no rush. 

There are only so many years that can be filled in between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, with the first 10 years of that 20-year period now a write-off considering the fact we know "Ben" spent that time in hiding cut off from the Force. However, Obi-Wan's training with Qui-Gon Jinn could easily be explored in some fashion. 

You can check out some of our photos from the panel below. 

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