According to a new report, Ewan McGregor could find himself as the next actor returning to “Star Wars” as part of a new Disney+ series.

The report, first published by Deadline, suggests that the 48-year-old Scottish actor has been in talks with Lucasfilm about reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. McGregor first portrayed the Jedi made popular by Alec Guinness in 1999’s “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” followed 2002’s “Attack of the Clones” and 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith.”

Rumors of McGregor’s return to the franchise have circulated since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, with the possibility of a standalone film in the vain of 2016’s “Rogue One” or 2018’s “Solo.” And while he hasn’t been seen onscreen, he did provide a voice-only cameo in 2015’s “The Force Awakens.”

However, the report suggests the actor would be returning to the role as part of a still untitled Disney+ series. If true, it would make it the third “Star Wars” series planned for the streaming service. First is “The Mandalorian,” which premieres in November and had a second season already greenlit. The second is a “Rogue One” spinoff series starring Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor.

And while Lucasfilm hasn’t made any official announcement yet, the report suggests it would likely occur at Disney’s D23 event later in August.

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Actor Ewan McGregor will serve on the jury of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival jury. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni