Last year at the D23 Expo, Disney announced a brand new Star Wars series for Disney+ featuring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series was due to begin filming this summer but was delayed due to script issues.
In a recent interview With ACE Universe, Ewan McGregor spoke briefly about the upcoming untitled series, he confirmed that the new series will be filmed using the huge screen technology (known as the Volume), that was used to film “The Mandalorian”.
He spoke about how the current Disney+ series, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, is showing people how the series was created, which uses video game technology to give a realistic virtual location.
This will mean the cast and crew of the new Obi-Wan show won’t have to travel to countries like Dubai and Tunisia to recreate the desert planet of Tatooine. This will also reduce the risks of additional delays due to the Coronavirus.
“I think I am going to enjoy it much more. [The prequels] were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set. I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen.
It’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel realer for us as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”
The show runner for the new Obi-Wan series is Deborah Chow, who directed a episode of “The Mandalorian”, so has experience using the “Volume”.
Ever since the Coronavirus stopped filming and causing a change in how content is filmed, by reducing how much the team need to travel, using the “Volume” always like the most safest way for Disney to film over the next year or so.
Are you excited for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.