Ewan McGregor confirms Star Wars return

VALERIE MACON / AFP

Ewan McGregor has confirmed his return to the Star Wars' franchise in a new series.

The 48-year-old actor is to reprise his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi - who he played in the prequel movies The Phantom Menace, Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones - for a new spin-off series which will air on Disney+.

Ewan made a surprise appearance on stage at the Disney D23 Expo over the weekend, where he was introduced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

She said: "Before leaving, we do have one more announcement.

"After secrets, and fibs, and not being able to talk about it, I am thrilled to bring out a beloved member of the 'Star Wars' family."

Ewan then stepped out and said: "Kathleen, can you ask me in front of all of these people, all of these witnesses, can you please ask me, am I going to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again?"

She said: "Ewan, are you going to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again?"

The Scottish star then looked out into the audience and said: "Yes."

Details of the show's title and release date have yet to be revealed but the project is progressing well.

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