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Ewan McGregor is in talks to reprise his role as Star Wars universe favourite Obi-Wan Kenobi for a Disney+ series based on the character, according to reports on Thursday night.

McGregor played the Jedi master in the middle three films of the trilogies – The Phantom Menace in 1999, Attack Of The Clones in 2002, and Revenge Of The Sith in 2005after acting legend Alec Guinness first played Kenobi in 1977’s Star Wars.

The series would be the third episodic spin-off from the Star Wars universe headed to Disney+, after The Mandalorian, which will focus on bounty hunters, and an unnamed storyline designed as a prequel to the stand-alone film, Rogue One.

The adventures of Kenobi offer fertile storytelling ground. The Jedi master portrayed by Guinness in the first trilogy was a sage who mentored Luke Skywalker, and in younger life was a friend of Anakin Skywalker before the latter was seduced by the dark side of the Force and became Darth Vader.

Disney+ launches in the US on Nov. 12. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker opens on Dec. 20 and will round out the three trilogies spanning the 42-year franchise.