The Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars sequence, set to air on Disney+ Hotstar, will start filming in March 2021 based on star Ewan McGregor. Set eight years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and 11 years previous to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the as-yet untitled Obi-Wan Disney+ sequence takes place throughout a time within the Skywalker Saga when the Jedi Order is at its weakest. Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian, The High Cost of Living) is hooked up as director, with Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Hossein Amini (McMafia, Drive) having labored on the scripts.
Appearing on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show final Friday over a video name, McGregor was requested by Norton to verify his return to Star Wars and whether or not it is all about him. He replied: “It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. Well, it’s not all me but it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good! We start shooting it in March of next year.”
One of Norton’s studio visitors then chimed in with a query of their very own, about how McGregor is now a lot nearer in age to Alec Guinness, who memorably performed Obi-Wan Kenobi within the unique Star Wars trilogy, between 1977 and 1983, and was nominated for an Oscar. McGregor took over the position for the Star Wars sequel trilogy, between 1999 and 2005.
McGregor mentioned: “I mean the fun thing about doing them in the first place when I was much younger was trying to imagine Alec Guinness, ‘How would he play these scenes as a younger guy?’ And it led me to watch a lot of his early work, which I hadn’t seen before. Brilliant movies, wonderful films that he’d been in. And I had such a great time sort of studying him in those movies.”
He then added: “This time [on the Obi-Wan Disney+ series], as you say, I’m much closer in age to him. And it will be my challenge to try and sort of meet him somewhere. I love Alec Guinness, I never got to meet him, but I love him through his work and it’s a great honour to be able to sort of try and pretend to be him.”
Originally deliberate as a standalone film with a unique director, the Obi-Wan prequel was became a Disney+ sequence after the important and business failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was formally introduced at Disney’s D23 Expo final August, the place McGregor additionally revealed that it might include six one-hour episodes. Amini was then hooked up as author however he left in January when the sequence was indefinitely postponed, as a result of scripts’ alleged similarity to The Mandalorian. Harold changed him as the author again in April.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence does not have a launch date. Production begins March 2021.