anaheim: ewan mcgregor will reprise his big name wars role as jedi grasp obi-wan kenobi in a chain for the upcoming disney+ streaming provider, the actor announced to enthusiasts of the beloved film franchise on friday.
mcgregor amazed the gang at walt disney co’s d23 expo fan conference, taking walks on level to loud cheers and applause. the scottish actor stated he become relieved that he may want to sooner or later display he might return to the function.
“it’s been 4 years of announcing ‘well, i don’t understand,’” in reaction to fan questions, mcgregor informed the crowd. “now i will say ‘yes, we’re going to do it.’”
mcgregor performed the more youthful version of the jedi master inside the three megastar wars prequel films starting with 1999’s the phantom menace.
filming of the collection is predicted to begin next yr, lucasfilm president kathleen kennedy said.
disney additionally launched the first pictures from the mandalorian, a live-motion superstar wars collection made for disney+, about a set of humans from the planet mandalore. the maximum famous is the helmeted boba fett from george lucas’ original celebrity wars trilogy.
pedro pascal, an actor regarded for roles on recreation of thrones and narcos, will big name within the new series.
“bounty hunting is a complex profession,” a voice stated in a trailer for the series.
the mandalorian will debut on november 12 whilst disney launches disney+, a own family-oriented subscription streaming service that represents the employer’s largest push into the net video marketplace ruled by using netflix.
disney’s famous person-studded presentation was intended to stoke exhilaration for disney+ and display the vast range of programming it will deliver, from a muppets quick-form series to a christmas film starring anna kendrick, nature programming from country wide geographic, and superhero fare from wonder studios.
the event commenced with a marching band to promote a brand new high college musical series.
wonder president kevin feige introduced 3 new superhero collection in the works — ms marvel approximately a muslim teenage hero, moon knight, and he or she-hulk.
yvette nicole brown strode on level with rose and monte, the two puppies that superstar in a live-movement remake of traditional disney cartoon girl and the tramp.
actress hilary duff discovered she will be able to return in a brand new lizzie mcguire series. this time, she will play an older lizzie who’s residing in new york, operating at her dream activity, approximately to show 30, and “has a miles bigger shoe price range,” duff joked.