Obi-Wan Series Confirmed for Disney+; Filming Expected in 2020

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This confirmation finally brings a huge cheer among Star Wars fans.

It will be set in a "world where like the old samurai movies and the old Westerns, where the gunfighters are rolling and people are fighting for their own safety", he said.

New footage showed battered Stormtrooper helmets mounted on spikes and crumbling in the desert dust, with cowering mothers and children fleeing from armed villains. It then introduces us to the titular Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal from Game of Thrones), a gunslinging lone warrior trying to survive post-Imperial villainy.

Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, and Emily Swallow also feature in the series. A United Kingdom launch date remains TBC.

No projected release date for "Kenobi" was announced.

"Internally, we've wanted this for so long, but we know how much the fans want it too", Kennedy told EW at D23.

Kennedy said that all the scripts for the series have been written and they will start filming next year.

Following The Mandalorian, Diego Luna will reprise his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role as Cassian Andor in a prequel series which will follow the Rebel spy working as an intelligence operative during the formative years of the Rebel Alliance.

Elsewhere, Disney will also be launching a Muppets Now short form series in 2020 featuring celebrity guests as well as Pixar Shorts focused on Toy Story 4 character Forky. I've been asked this question for years and years.

Monsters at Work is a new series set after the events of Monsters Inc when the corporation switches from scare power to laugh power.

Among the movies set for the streaming service launching November 12: the holiday comedy "Noelle", starring Kendrick, Bill Hader and Billy Eichner, and a live-action remake of 1955's animated film "Lady and the Tramp", with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux voicing the canine couple.

Stay tuned to Yahoo Movies UK for extensive updates from D23 Expo over the next few days.