Ewan McGregor will reprise his "Star Wars" role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.
McGregor surprised the crowd at Walt Disney Co's D23 Expo fan convention, walking on stage to loud cheers and applause.
He said he was relieved that he could finally reveal he would return to the role.
The Scottish actor played the younger version of the Jedi master in the three "Star Wars" prequel movies starting with 1999's "The Phantom Menace." Filming of the series is expected to start next year, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said.
According to CNN, Disney honored the late actor, Chadwick Boseman on Sunday. Sunday, November 29, was his birthday. He would have turned 44. Boseman died in August after private battle with colon cancer. He won the hearts of fans after starring as King T'Challa in Black Panther, a Marvel superhero franchise. On Saturday, Disney chairman Bob Iger told fans on Twitter that Disney would honor Chadwick on his birthday, in a way that was fit for a Marvel king.