There has been lots of reports of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Original series being put on hold or being cancelled and while talking part in a “Birds of Prey” fan event at Hollywood and Highland on Thursday, Ewan McGregor addressed the reports, confirming there is a delay in shooting while they work on the script.

He told Variety:

“I think we start shooting early next year as opposed to summer this year. I think the scripts are great. They’re in really good shape. They want them to be better. I think we keep our same airdate. All good.”

He also added, after having multiple people asking him about the show:

“I didn’t realize until we got here tonight and everybody is going, ‘Oh, my god!’ But it’s not really as dramatic as it might seem.”

Ewan also spoke with The Wrap about the same topic, saying:

“All this bulls— about creative differences and all that stuff is, none of it true.  We just pushed the dates, they want — last episode, episode 9 came out, everyone had more time to read the stuff that had been written, and they felt that they wanted to do more work on it. So they slid the shoot. It’s not nearly as dramatic as it sounds online.  We start shooting in January. I think they want to keep the same release date so it’s not really gonna affect the viewer in any way. It just simply gives them more time to write, make the scripts even better.”

Hopefully the extra time will allow the show to improve upon those scripts and deliver a better show for the fans.  And with Ewan McGregor openly discussing the delays, we now know officially what’s going on.

Do you think holding back shooting is going to improve the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series?




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  1. Ray Houston January 24, 2020

    I look forward to Ewan McGregor returning to his role as Obi wan kenobi. In the new Disney plus series I don't mind the wait I can only imagine the continuing adventures of the Master Jedi!