Following on from our post back in May 2018 of a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film and reports elsewhere earlier today, we understand that not only has Ewan McGregor signed up to star in a Kenobi TV series for Lucasfilm and Disney to be streamed on Disney Plus, he will also direct a number of episodes.

McGregor is a bona fide movie star, and with that comes a movie stars wages. To offer him what he requires as an onscreen actor is expensive, but the opportunity to further his movie career behind the camera in a directorial role proved – so we are told – to be the key to persuade him to finally sign on the dotted line.

Our sources tell us that the story will be spread across 8 episodes with McGregor directing a number of shows. Further to that, he will be performing alongside a familiar mechanical co-star, and when we heard who it was, our hearts skipped a beat.

As ever, until it’s confirmed then it’s purely a rumour, but stay tuned to Fantha Tracks for our D23 coverage which kicks off next week where there’s a very good chance that more Disney Plus and big screen news will be announced.