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Photo Of Ewan McGregor Preparing For Obi-Wan Kenobi Shared By Trainer

Ever since it was announced that Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+'s upcoming series about the famed Jedi, fans have been understandably excited. After all, The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow is overseeing the series, and we all know she's done an incredible job helping to expand on the Star Wars universe with the franchise's first-ever live-action show. Given that McGregor's Obi-Wan was easily one of the best parts of the Star Wars prequel films he originally starred in, everyone is eagerly awaiting our first glimpse at him back in those iconic robes.

It may still be a while before we get a chance to see the Jedi master fully back in action, however, as there's no official release date for the Obi-Wan series as of February 2021. The good news is that the series is ramping up to get started on filming — and we just got our best glimpse yet at what's to come, thanks to McGregor's personal trainer, Tony Horton. 

It looks like Ewan McGregor is taking his Obi-Wan Kenobi training seriously

On February 19, 2021, Horton shared to Instagram a photo of himself and McGregor, who's seen in the snap showing off the progress he's made while getting in shape for Obi-Wan Kenobi. Even behind his social-distancing-approved face mask, McGregor seems to be thrilled to show off his guns — and it's not hard to see why.

"It seems that this Scottish fellow is starting to lean up and slim down," Horton wrote in the caption of the photo. "He hasn't missed a day, and his diet has been spot on. This was day 16." While the trainer didn't elaborate on what day they're on now, this tells us McGregor is at least a couple of weeks into his training. The series isn't slated to start filming until late spring 2021, so it looks like McGregor could spend some serious time bulking up before the cameras start to roll.

McGregor last appeared as the iconic character more than 15 years ago, in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Given that the series is centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi, it's a safe bet it will mostly focus on his backstory — but there hasn't been much indication about the finer plot details. However, McGregor's commitment to training and the fact that Hayden Christensen is also reprising his role as Darth Vader in the show seems to indicate we'll see a lot of action during its run. In other words, it seems like there's plenty to be excited about when it comes to Obi-Wan Kenobi.