Disney is handing out Star Wars spinoffs these days like Oprah does cars, and fans couldn't be happier.
After reports came Thursday that an Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff was in the works, Twitter quickly became the place for Star Wars fans to express their enthusiasm. Many fired off joyful messages, letting the studio know that yes, this project a great idea. In case there was any question, the fan base is definitely ready for another look at the late Jedi's life.
Notably, some Star Wars fans' excitement did come with one caveat: They want Ewan McGregor back. The actor played the robed character in the prequel trilogy, taking on a role that Sir Alec Guinness filled in the original films. We don't know yet if their dream will come true, as a script has not yet been written and therefore no actor is attached.In the meantime, there is plenty of excitement on Twitter to bask in.
Waiting to see if the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is 100% confirmed... pic.twitter.com/c74RizWZT0— Star Wars Explained (@StarWarsExplain) August 17, 2017
BREAKING: An early title has been leaked for the Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff film recently announced to be in development. pic.twitter.com/etTWppB7Vl— Ryan Coomes (@chryco4) August 17, 2017
an obi-wan movie is in the works y'all mind if i- pic.twitter.com/D9REsSSHQn— olga 🌹 (@starksnjh) August 17, 2017
I'm more interested in an Obi-Wan movie than a Han Solo movie.— ᴀᴅᴀᴍ sᴛᴀʙᴇʟʟɪ (@a_stabelli) August 17, 2017
The McGregor-supporting crowd made their voices heard, too.
An Obi-Wan movie is happening? Get Ewan on board, or might as well start the hashtag #NotMyKenobi right now.— Jeremy Jahns (@JeremyJahns) August 17, 2017
If they don't cast Ewan McGregor for the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, I will be so mad. And honestly, I might cry a little. pic.twitter.com/zGM5lCVp4S— Wendy (@lifeinpixels_) August 17, 2017
Like, there is no possible way that this Obi-Wan movie does NOT have Ewan McGregor - right?— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) August 17, 2017
Happy as most people tweeting about the news are, some did have complaints -- just not enough to drown out the cheers.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi movie - Because Disney will not stop until they've bled every Star Wars property dry pic.twitter.com/r2m8DrTFh6— Roman Marley (@Roman_RNS) August 17, 2017
We'll keep you updated as more information is revealed.