One of the final scenes of Revenge Of The Sith was Obi-Wan handing over newborn Luke to his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen on Tatooine and retreating into the dunes. Now it seems that not only will the Lars Clan feature in the upcoming Disney+ series, but that an original actor will be returning to a role.
It has already been confirmed that the new series will be set eight years after that key moment in Star Wars lore, as young Luke Skywalker began his new life with Anakin Skywalker’s stepbrother Owen Lars and his wife Beru on Tatooine. We also know Ewan McGregor will be back to reprise his role as Obi-Wan.
The series is pegged to run at just over 4 hours in total. This leads to speculation that it is simply an expanded concept from the often-rumoured but never realized, Obi-Wan movie that was planned when Disney was going to churn a Star Wars movie every year, trilogy/main event movies every two years, and in the “off” year an anthology movie.
They got as far as Rogue One and Solo before that plan went up in smoke.
Now comes a report today which says Australian actor Joel Edgerton, who played young Uncle Owen in both the second and third prequel film, will reprise his role as well.
MTV’s Josh Horowitz penned posted on social media saying:
“Caught up with Joel Edgerton today. 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 is promoting Netflix’s The King which is in theatres next week before streaming early November. In previous interviews, Edgerton had always said he was interested in returning to the role.
The series is expected to begin production sometime next year.