Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader will face off once again in the Disney Plus series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — at least, that is the strong implication in a sneak peak of the Lucasfilm production released on the streamer on Nov. 12.

While the preview did not include any footage from the series, concept art appears to show Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Vader (Hayden Christensen) locked in a lightsaber battle.
McGregor further underlined the confrontation in an interview in the preview: “To have another swing at each other might be quite satisfying,” he said.

The moment resolves a lingering question in the “Star Wars” canon: After Obi-Wan’s tragic battle with Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” which forced Anakin to wear his iconic black armor and helmet as Darth Vader, did the former brothers-in-arms see each other again before their final battle in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” set 19 years later? Apparently so!

“We couldn’t tell the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi without addressing Anakin or Vader,” says director Deborah Chow in the preview.

Lucasfilm had previously announced that “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is set 10 years after the events of “Revenge of the Sith,” which Chow says is “quite a dark time” for Obi-Wan, one of the last remaining Jedi.

“It’s not safe,” Chow says. “There’s Jedi hunters out there.”

In that environment, McGregor says that his “one task left” on the desolated planet of Tatooine is to keep the young Luke Skywalker safe — all while Darth Vader hunts for him.

The long-rumored series was finally confirmed by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in August 2019 at the Disney fan convention D23 with McGregor. The show was subsequently delayed in January 2020 after Joby Harold replaced the original head writer, Hossein Amini, and then the pandemic shutdown further delayed production until the spring of 2021.

McGregor seemed to acknowledge the delays in the Disney Plus preview. “There’s a hunger for this character to come back,” he said. “The fans have been waiting long enough, you know?”

The early look at “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which is set to premiere in 2022, is part of the larger Disney Plus Day celebration of the streamer’s two year anniversary.

Joel Edgerton is also set to reprise is role as Luke’s Uncle Lars. The show will also star Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie and Maya Erskine.

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Ewan McGregor has won the Emmy Award for lead actor in a limited series for his role in the Netflix show “Halston.”

McGregor beat out an impressive list of competitors in the category including: Paul Bettany for the Disney Plus-Marvel Studios series “WandaVision,” Hugh Grant for HBO’s “The Undoing,” and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. for Disney Plus’ filmed version of “Hamilton.”

In his acceptance speech, McGregor thanked the cast and crew of the show.

“I just want to thank our crew first of all because like so many people have said tonight, we shot through the pandemic in New York City and through everybody’s professionalism and passion, kept us all safe. And so we couldn’t have done it without you,” McGregor said. “Ryan Murphy, thanks for championing ‘Halston’ and bringing it to Netflix. Thank you to Netflix.”

This is McGregor’s fourth Emmy nomination overall and his first win. He was previously nominated in the same category for his work in the third season of “Fargo,” in which he played twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. He was nominated that same year for best narrator for “Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart” and was also nominated in 1997 for best guest actor in a drama for his work on “ER.”

Upcoming projects for McGregor include the Obi-Wan Kenobi series at Disney Plus, in which McGregor will reprise the role of the Jedi master he played across the three “Star Wars” prequel films. He is also set for a role in Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s stop-motion animated version of “Pinocchio.” McGregor will voice the Talking Cricket in the film.

“Halston” tells the story of the life of the famous designer Halston from the 1960s through the 1980s. The show was based on the book “Simply Halston” by Steven Gaines and was adapted for the screen by Sharr White, with Ryan Murphy executive producing under his Netflix overall deal. The show received five Emmy nominations in total, with the series debuting on Netflix in its entirety back in May 2021.

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The full list of nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards, which recognises the best in television, was released today.

The awards ceremony will be held on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

McGregor played the title character of Roy Halston Frowick (known commonly just as Halston) in the 2021 miniseries charting the rise to international fame of the American fashion designer in the 1970s.

McGregor is up against some strong opposition for the coveted title of Best Actor.

The Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nominations are:

Paul Bettany – WandaVision

Hugh Grant – The Undoing

Ewan McGregor – Halston

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton

Leslie Odom, Jr – Hamilton

Elsewhere, The Crown (also Netflix) was tied with Disney+ show The Mandalorian for the most nominations at this year’s awards. Both shows scored 24 total nods.

Olivia Colman, who plays the Queen in The Crown, will be up against Emma Corrin, who won critical acclaim for her portrayal of a young Diana, Princess of Wales, for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

Josh O’Connor has been nominated in the male equivalent category for his portrayal of the Prince of Wales in The Crown’s fourth season, which covered a tumultuous 1980s for the royal family.

Gillian Anderson played Margaret Thatcher and is up for supporting actress in a drama series alongside Helena Bonham Carter, who portrayed Princess Margaret and Emerald Fennell, who starred as Camilla Parker Bowles.

Tobias Menzies is nominated for playing the Duke of Edinburgh.

All the actors will be replaced for The Crown’s upcoming fifth season, which will place a more recent era under the Netflix glare.

Both The Crown and Bridgerton are up for the prestigious outstanding drama series Emmy, alongside The Boys, The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, Pose, The Mandalorian and Lovecraft Country.

Despite three previous nominations, The Crown has never won the prize.

Kate Winslet is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for gritty detective drama Mare Of Easttown.

Her fellow nominees include Britons Michaela Coel for I May Destroy You and Cynthia Erivo for Genius: Aretha.

Anya Taylor-Joy is up for The Queen’s Gambit and Elizabeth Olsen for WandaVision.

Coel is also nominated for her directing and writing on sexual assault drama I May Destroy You.

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Ewan McGregor, Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and Mark Strong have been set to star in Everest, an adventure thriller to be directed by Doug Liman from a script from Oscar-nominated Up in the Air scribe Sheldon Turner. The just-announced pic is set to start shooting January 22 in the UK and Italy. HanWay Films will rep international sales and distribution beginning at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market. UTA Independent Film Group will handle the U.S. sale.

Inspired by Jeffrey Archer’s novel Paths of Glory, the story is set in 1921 and centers on the real-life George Mallory (McGregor), who is picked by Arthur Hinks (Strong) of the Royal Geographic Society to scale the previously unconquerable Mount Everest. Following World War I, the fading British empire is desperate for a victory, but for Mallory and his rival, the eccentric Aussie George Finch (Heughan), the challenge has nothing to do with patriotism, instead it is a singular test of self.

Mallory’s real-life journey ended in mystery; he died during this third expedition to summit Everest, and it’s unknown whether he ever made it to the top.

Jennifer Klein and Liman, the latter a climbing aficionado, are producing the pic. The cinematographer will be Martin Ruhe (Midnight Sky, The American), Oliver Scholl (Venom, Spiderman: Homecoming) will be production designer, and T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart, True Detective) will handle the music.

This has been a longtime passion project for Liman. It once was set up with Sony and has had interest from a number of A-list actors over the years. Of course, Baltasar Kormakur made his own Everest for Working Title in 2015.

“We are thrilled to be working with HanWay Films in telling this important and timeless story,” Klein said. “Bringing Everest to screen is more relevant now than ever. In this period of uncertainty, a story of true determination, passion and positivity can help remind us of what we can overcome.”

Added HanWay Films managing dirctor Gabrielle Stewart: “Liman and McGregor are passionate adventurers both in life and filmmaking, and this film asks one of the great unresolved questions of the Everest story: Was Mallory the first to make it to the top, 30 years before [Edmund] Hillary? It would not surprise me if in the wake of this film, and as we approach the centenary of Mallory’s life-taking climb, this great mystery would lead us to one of great discovery.”

McGregor is represented by UTA, Narrative and Sloane Offer; Heughan is represented by UTA, United Agents, Viewpoint and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. Strong is represented by WME. Archer is represented by Joel Gotler and Robert Benun.

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Actor Ewan McGregor recently won the Best Actor in a Superhero Movie award for his acclaimed portrayal of DC’s Black Mask in 2020’s Birds of Prey(and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) at the first-ever Critics’ Choice Super Awards show.

McGregor won the honorary title over fellow nominees Skylar Astin (Secret Society of Second-Born Royals), Jim Carrey (Sonic The Hedgehog), Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Old Guard) and Ben Schwartz (Sonic The Hedgehog). The inaugural ceremony was held virtually — due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and precautions — on The CW on Jan. 10.

McGregor portrayed Black Mask/Roman Sionis in 2020’s Birds of Prey, a villain who inspired the lethal starring ladies to team up against him as they seek to protect Cassandra Cain. “I want to kill you, because without the Joker around I can,” McGregor’s character famously said in the film to Harley Quinn which prompts Quinn to decide she needs help in defeating him.

McGregor joined co-star Margot Robbie in the winner’s circle as she also took home the Critics’ Choice Super Award for Best Actress in a Superhero movie for her portrayal of Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey.

The DC Comic character Black Mask first appeared in 1985’s Batman #386 and was created by Doug Moench and Tom Bandrake. Sionis is known in DC’s Gotham City to be one of the most dangerous criminal masterminds and frequently goes up against the Dark Knight. Similar to Bruce Wayne, the character came from wealth but his dark upbringing led him to become and still be a sinister force in Gotham City, rivaling that of Lex Luther in the criminal underworld and as seen in DC’s Year of the Villain Black Mask #1.

Hosted by Kevin Smith and Dani Fernandez, the inaugural Critics’ Choice Super Awards was held on Jan. 10 and celebrated series and films across the Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Action and Animation genres. The awards ceremony aired on The CW and will be available to stream for free on The CW app and cwtv.com starting Jan. 11.

Directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco and Ewan McGregor. The film is now available on video-on-demand and streaming on HBO Max.

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Apple TV+ has unveiled a first look at Long Way Up, a new motorcycle adventure series starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

The show reunites the best friends after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world. The first three episodes will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18, and new episodes will roll out weekly thereafter.

Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, McGregor and Boorman journey through the underexposed landscapes of South and Central America using cutting edge technology on the backs of their prototype electric Harley-Davidsons in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet.

The new series will journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and up through Colombia, Central America, and Mexico. Joining them are their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, following them in their electric Rivians.

Long Way Up is a new original series that follows McGregor and Boorman’s previous adventures in Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

The series will join an expanding offering of unscripted series and films, including the recently announced Fireball, an original feature documentary directed by Werner Herzog and Professor Clive Oppenheimer; the soon-to-premiere 2020 Sundance US Grand Jury Prize award-winning documentary, Boys State; and the five-time Emmy nominated – including for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special – Beastie Boys Story.

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Get out your best suedes, everyone. Via Instagram, his preferred mode of communicating information about his many Netflix projects, Ryan Murphy has released a teaser for his next series, Halston (previously Simply Halston; now, simply, Halston), starring Ewan McGregor as the famed fashion designer who went from designing Jackie Kennedy’s hats to conquering the 1970s fashion world, before losing control of his company in the 1980s and dying of AIDS-related complications at 57. In addition to McGregor, who’s basically reprising his role from Birds of Prey, the series’ cast includes Rory Culkin as Joel Schumacher, Rebecca Davan as Elsa Peretti, David Pittu as Joe Eula, Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli (Hit List lives!), Sullivan Jones as Ed Austin, and Gian Franco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo. According to Murphy, the show began shooting today, suddenly increasing the demand for shag carpeting in Hollywood by approximately 1,000 percent.

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After a long 20 years of twists and turns, the limited series HALSTON starring the fantastic Ewan McGregor began production today. I am so proud of our director and leader Dan Minahan, and Christine Vachon of Killer Films. I am thrilled to be producing this great and meaningful show with them and Alexis Martin Woodall and Pamela Koffler. Cast list below. Ewan McGregor as HALSTON Rory Culkin as JOEL SHUMACHER Rebecca Dayan as ELSA PERETTI David Pittu as JOE EULA Krysta Rodriguez as LIZA MINNELLI Sullivan Jones as ED AUSTIN Gian Franco Rodriguez as VICTOR HUGO

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