OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Shares Season 2 Hopes But Lucasfilm President Tempers Expectations

OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Shares Season 2 Hopes But Lucasfilm President Tempers Expectations OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Shares Season 2 Hopes But Lucasfilm President Tempers Expectations

Talking at Star Wars Celebration, Ewan McGregor made his hopes for Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 clear, but Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has since confirmed more episodes aren't in "active development."

By JoshWilding - Apr 11, 2023 11:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Source: Vanity Fair (via SFFGazette.com)

At Star Wars Celebration on Sunday, Lucasfilm held a panel looking back at Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can find more highlights from that here, 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 (via SFFGazette.com).

"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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mountainman
mountainman - 4/11/2023, 11:49 AM
Not the worst Disney Star Wars show (BoBF was) but it was certainly the most disappointing. I appreciate how much love Ewan seems to still have for the role, but would a season 2 just be another story less nostalgia bait like the first one was?

8 year old sassy Leia running away from kidnapper played by Flea through a forrest and getting away after a branch smacks him was never what anybody wanted from Star Wars.
Toonstrack
Toonstrack - 4/11/2023, 11:52 AM
People like to pretend S1 was bad but it was pretty solid, all they need to do is give the set guys a higher budget because filming during vivid affected some of the visuals. The acting and action sequences were great.
Fogs
Fogs - 4/11/2023, 11:57 AM
@Toonstrack - well I don't pretend when I say it was a solid... turd.

Acting and action sequences being good... oh boy.
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 4/11/2023, 12:02 PM
@Toonstrack - maybe if you love Disney harder they will love you back
supermanrex
supermanrex - 4/11/2023, 12:04 PM
@Fogs - does your headcanon hurt? poor baby.
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