Ewan McGregor confirms filming has begun on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series
“Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” would consist of six one-hour episodes.
It is done. It is a fact. Sixteen years later Ewan McGregor returns to show off the beard and long hair, and wields a lightsaber, characterized as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the filming of the series of Star Wars – the centric character has officially begun. This has been assured by the same actor in an interview, last Monday, on the Jimmy Kimmel Live program on the ABC network.
For the rest, he preferred not to advance too many details. “I do not think they were going to fire me, but they would not be very happy with me either. And it is better not to make spoilers because, simply, it would spoil everything for the fans,” he justified. What he did reveal is that the appearance of his clothing would have some slight changes compared to what we remember from the George Lucas prequel trilogy.
For the rest, the secrecy is such that it did not even want to confirm the presence of Hayden Christensen, also prepared to again embody Anakin Skywalker, or rather, Darth Vader, despite the fact that this is already an open “secret”. And we also know that the plot will take place between the events that occurred after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope (the original 1977 film, and with Alec Guinness playing Obi-Wan, a role for which he was nominated, as a secondary, at the Oscars).
What Ewan McGregor had no qualms about was praising the filming with Stagecraft technology, used in The Mandalorian series, with huge 4K resolution LED screens that recreate the fantastic settings, thus allowing the actors to position themselves much better in the lamentation.
The initial idea for the Obi-Wan spin-off was that it be a movie, but the fact that the most recent trilogy has not left the desired aftertaste among fans of the galactic saga and new viewers, or that the spin-off of Han Solo was a puncture in theaters, in contrast to how well they have worked two seasons of the Mandalorian, (added to the interest aroused by the announcement of another series, the Book of Boba Fett), have made Lucasfilm and Disney have opted for the series and streaming route to bring us back to the Jedi master and the stories in that galaxy far, far away.
At the moment there is no release date for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, but everything indicates that it could be available on the Disney Plus platform in the first half of 2022 and that it will surely consist of six one-hour episodes.