Ewan McGregor is set to return to our screens as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Disney+ series. With filming on the new series due to begin early next year, following a delay to sort out the scripts.
Recently Ewan revealed in a podcast interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast how excited he is to make the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
“I really am very excited about it. It’s been a long time coming. I mean we’ve been talking about doing it, Lucasfilm and Disney, I dunno for four, five, maybe more years and it’s just taken a while to come to fruition. I am excited about the fact that it’s a series as opposed to a movie, it gives us more space, and mainly I am excited about it because of ‘The Mandalorian’ series which I just thought was really good, and we’re going to adopt some of that technology that they utilized in that filming and I’m working with Deborah Chow who directed some Mandalorian. I’m really excited about working with her, I think she’s really good. We did a couple of tests. When we were going to make a film earlier we did some testing and it was great working with her.”
He also visited the set of the Mandalorian during the first season and said
“It was funny walking on set because it was a lot of ‘The Mandalorian’ crew and I walked on, and it was a big moment, I walked into the dressing room and there were my beige cloaks and my belts and boots and it was like, oh my God, it was my old costume, it was amazing.”
The new Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be directed by Deborah Chow and is set 8 years after the events of “Revenge of the Sith”. No official release date for the series has yet been revealed.
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