Obi-Wan Kenobi series production start revealed!
We may still be a long ways away from the premiere fo the highly-anticipated Star Wars prequel series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi but it looks as though the production may finally hit the ground running soon as star Ewan McGregor has revealed in a new interview the scheduled time for the start of shooting the Disney+ series! (Via SlashFilm)
In an interview with ET Online, McGregor confirmed that the upcoming series is set to begin shooting in Spring 2021 and expressed he’s “really excited about it” and that “it’s gonna be great, I think” while also revealing a potential surprising bit about the project.
“As I understand, it’s a standalone season,” McGregor stated. “We’ll see. Who knows?”
McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan in the series, set to take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead. The series will be directed by Deborah Chow. Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as executive producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen), and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.
McGregor took over the role of Obi-Wan for the Star Wars prequel trilogy two decades ago from the late Alec Guinness. His last live-action appearance was in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. However, McGregor also lent his voice to Rey’s Force vision in The Force Awakens. Additionally, McGregor hasn’t been shy about his desire to reprise his role.
Two years ago, director Stephen Daldry was supposedly lined up to direct a standalone Obi-Wan film. Unfortunately, the dismal box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story put all the spinoff movies on hold.
No other details about the potential Obi-Wan series are currently available. A few Star Wars novels and comics have explored Obi-Wan’s life on Tatooine between Episodes III and IV. Obi-Wan also had a memorable rematch with Darth Maul in Star Wars Rebels. But any story direction for the new show is simply conjecture at this point.