Disney+ reportedly bringing Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan Kenobi in new show

midian182

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Both Variety and Deadline write that McGregor is in talks to once again take on the part made famous in the original movies by Alec Guinness. There had been plans for a stand-alone film featuring the Jedi master, but it ended up becoming a series for Disney+.

Assuming the show goes ahead, it would be the third series on the upcoming Disney+ service set in the Star Wars universe. Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian will star Pedro Pascal, who appeared in Games of Thrones and Narcos. There’s also a show based on the adventures of Cassian Andor from Rogue One, with Diego Luna once again taking on the title role.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the Disney+ service would launch on November 12th and cost $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. It supports 4K and HDR content, and subscribers will be able to download movies and shows for offline viewing.

While there is a deluge of subscription-based streaming services available, offering Disney+ at a lower price point than its competitors could help it stand out in a crowded market. The new Star Wars and Marvel shows will no doubt appeal to fans, and the thought of seeing McGregor pick up a lightsaber once again is an enticing prospect.

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psycros

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LOL@ new Marvel shows appealing to fans. Sorry, we already had that on Netflix. Nobody gives a flying fig about shows that are clearly just set ups for retconning most of Endgame and introducing phase four of the MCU. And we're not talking about street-level characters this time: downshifting the Avengers crew to TV budgets is a recipe for disappointment. Oh, but people will watch some of this stuff. Watch.
 

Kashim

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So now if we want to watch all the different shows we like we're expected to subscribe to a dozen different services and pay hundreds of dollars a year? No thanks.

"Want to watch the new Star Trek? You’ll need to pay $6 a month for CBS All Access. Want to watch Game Of Thrones? That’s $15 per month for HBO. Stranger Things? That’s $9 to $16 for Netflix. The Office? $15 to Comcast. Fleabag? Another $9 to Amazon, please. The Handmaid’s Tale? $6 to Hulu; $12 if you don’t want ads."

And that's not even including Disney+ if you want to watch Star Wars stuff. You know what most people are going to do? They'll subscribe to Netflix and maybe one or two other services, and pirate the rest of the shows they want. Most people will not pay multiple recurring fees in perpetuity just for one or two shows they like on a particular service.

All these stupid companies don't realize (or don't want to realize) that they're the ones driving online piracy of TV shows. Most people are willing to pay a reasonable price to watch all their shows, but not when the market is segmented into a dozen or more different services that all want to squeeze more and more money out of us.
 
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wiyosaya

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"Want to watch the new Star Trek? You’ll need to pay $6 a month for CBS All Access. Want to watch Game Of Thrones? That’s $15 per month for HBO. Stranger Things? That’s $9 to $16 for Netflix. The Office? $15 to Comcast. Fleabag? Another $9 to Amazon, please. The Handmaid’s Tale? $6 to Hulu; $12 if you don’t want ads."

And that's not even including Disney+ if you want to watch Star Wars stuff. You know what most people are going to do? They'll subscribe to Netflix and maybe one or two other services, and pirate the rest of the shows they want. Most people will not pay multiple recurring fees in perpetuity just for one or two shows they like on a particular service.
All this stuff comes out on disk. Get it from your local library.
 

seeprime

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"Want to watch the new Star Trek? You’ll need to pay $6 a month for CBS All Access. Want to watch Game Of Thrones? That’s $15 per month for HBO. Stranger Things? That’s $9 to $16 for Netflix. The Office? $15 to Comcast. Fleabag? Another $9 to Amazon, please. The Handmaid’s Tale? $6 to Hulu; $12 if you don’t want ads."

And that's not even including Disney+ if you want to watch Star Wars stuff. You know what most people are going to do? They'll subscribe to Netflix and maybe one or two other services, and pirate the rest of the shows they want. Most people will not pay multiple recurring fees in perpetuity just for one or two shows they like on a particular service.
All this stuff comes out on disk. Get it from your local library.
I don't think that Disney plans on releasing their made-for-streaming-service shows on DVD any time soon.
 

mbrowne5061

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"Want to watch the new Star Trek? You’ll need to pay $6 a month for CBS All Access. Want to watch Game Of Thrones? That’s $15 per month for HBO. Stranger Things? That’s $9 to $16 for Netflix. The Office? $15 to Comcast. Fleabag? Another $9 to Amazon, please. The Handmaid’s Tale? $6 to Hulu; $12 if you don’t want ads."

And that's not even including Disney+ if you want to watch Star Wars stuff. You know what most people are going to do? They'll subscribe to Netflix and maybe one or two other services, and pirate the rest of the shows they want. Most people will not pay multiple recurring fees in perpetuity just for one or two shows they like on a particular service.
All this stuff comes out on disk. Get it from your local library.
I don't think that Disney plans on releasing their made-for-streaming-service shows on DVD any time soon.
Oh, definitely. It'll be blu-ray (if ever).