Watch: Ewan McGregor Shows Off His Obi-Wan Kenobi Beard Ahead Of Shooting

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Appropriately given the character, Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi show spent a long time in hiding. Originally announced at the 2019 D23 Expo, the show was supposed to be a jewel in Disney+’s 2020. Unfortunately, mere days before the cameras rolled in January 2020, Lucasfilm slammed the brakes on citing script problems.

Now the series has been reworked from the ground up and is about to begin shooting. McGregor has been busy prepping for the show, a process that involves carefully growing out that iconic Kenobi beard. The actor celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday, which his fans marked by posting a recent video of him unicycling down the road. Aside from potentially giving Kathleen Kennedy a heart attack on seeing the star of their biggest show risking injury, the video also showed off his facial fur. Check it out:

#EwanMcGregor is unicycling into his 50th birthday. This is why we love him so.

And yes, we finally get to see the #ObiWanKenobi beard. 👀 #BeardWatch

Thanks to his daughter Clara McGregor on Instagram 📸https://t.co/FVy1xzSJyH pic.twitter.com/2L4Wu4x0xf

— Ewan McGregor Daily (@EwanDaily) March 30, 2021


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The big draws in Obi-Wan Kenobi are McGregor and the much-anticipated return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, but the show also recently unveiled a seriously impressive supporting cast.

Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are reprising their roles as Luke’s Uncle Lars and Aunt Beru from Revenge of the Sith, and will be joined by Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Simone Kessell (Reckoning) and Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman).

The Mandalorian and Mr Robot director Deborah Chow will direct all six episodes of the show, with Army of the Dead‘s Joby Harold on board as head writer and executive producer. The shoot has been confirmed to take place in L.A. and California, meaning it’s possible that the show may return to Death Valley to shoot some Tatooine scenes on location. If so, they’d be following in the footsteps of George Lucas when he shot parts of A New Hope and Return of the Jedi there. Let’s hope we get some set pics soon.

We don’t have a release date for Obi-Wan Kenobi, but smart money says it’ll land sometime in 2022.

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