Ewan McGregor Revealed The Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars’ Series Will Be a ‘Standalone’ Season; Filming Starts Next Year

by Jeremy Spirogis
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One of probably the most anticipated Star Wars collection coming to Disney+ is the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi collection. Obi-Wan is among the most beloved characters within the galaxy and has such a tragic story, it solely is smart. Unfortunately, it was postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however now followers have just a little extra data on the present. 

Ewan McGregor confirmed that it’ll be a restricted collection and begin filming subsequent yr

Ewan McGregor on 'Good Morning America,' Feb. 5, 2020 on ABC.
Ewan McGregor on ‘Good Morning America,’ Feb. 5, 2020 on ABC | Paula Lobo/ABC through Getty Images

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Sept. 9, Ewan McGregor shared some tales and tidbits about his upcoming Apple TV+ collection Long Way Up. It’s a docuseries in regards to the 2019 bike journey that Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman took. They traveled from Ushuaia in Argentina by South and Central America to Los Angeles. 

In addition to that, McGregor shared that filming for the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection received’t begin this yr, which was form of apparent, however will begin subsequent yr. 

“Spring next year we start,” he mentioned. “I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think.”

And earlier than followers have been unclear how lengthy the collection would final. Are there a number of seasons deliberate? Or is that this story one which’ll solely final one season?

“As I understand, it’s a standalone season,” McGregor clarified. “We’ll see. Who knows?” 

Recently the collection obtained a brand new author

It appeared like McGregor form of left it open to a chance if they may get extra seasons. But proper now, it’s a restricted collection. 

In April, the collection underwent some modifications after the beginning of the pandemic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, on April 2, Joby Harold was employed as the brand new author for the collection. His work consists of govt producer on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Variety reported in January that the unique author, Hossein Amini, left the challenge and the scripts would get an “overhaul.” 

Deborah Chow continues to be slated to direct the collection. Chow directed “Chapter 3: The Sin” and “Chapter 7: The Reckoning” on The Mandalorian, gaining a good spot amongst Star Wars followers.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is coping with the trauma ‘Revenge of the Sith’ left behind

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After Revenge of the Sith, the subsequent time followers see Obi-Wan, he’s an outdated man in Star Wars: A New Hope. Technically he seems in Star Wars Rebels first, however it’s nonetheless across the similar time interval. With the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, followers get to see Kenobi eight years after the Jedi Purge and Anakin’s flip to the Dark Side. 

“The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV,” McGregor advised Men’s Journal final October. He defined how “the Jedi Order was falling apart” the final time viewers noticed his character.

“It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him—Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III,” he mentioned. “It’s quite something to get over.”

Star Wars doesn’t actually cope with trauma or the aftermath of issues. Sometimes it’s talked about or it’s a subplot. But to have an entire collection displaying how Obi-Wan offers with the horrors he noticed, and the failure he feels at shedding his brother and Padawan? It’ll be an emotional rollercoaster for positive. 

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