The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Just Got Some Significant Adjustments Involving Its Release Date and Writer

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Basically, in the case of Star Wars, all most important characters are memorable. However, there are a couple of that simply stick out, like Obi-Wan Kenobi. Played by Alec Guinness within the unique trilogy after which Ewan McGregor within the prequels, Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the vital figures in Anakin Skywalker’s life, for higher or worse. He’s influential in so some ways, and the upcoming sequence will cowl a brand new Obi-Wan than what audiences have seen thus far. It’s had some hiccups however the latest modifications present it’s nonetheless in manufacturing and has a launch schedule. 

Ewan McGregor on 'SUNDAY TODAY WITH WILLIE GEIST,' Feb. 9, 2020.
Ewan McGregor on ‘SUNDAY TODAY WITH WILLIE GEIST,’ Feb. 9, 2020 | Mike Smith/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

The Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence has a brand new author 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, on April 2, Joby Harold was employed as the brand new author for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ sequence. Harold is understood for his work as govt producer on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He most lately co-wrote Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s new zombie film coming to Netflix.

The excellent news is that this doesn’t change the director that was tied to the sequence already. Deborah Chow, whose work on The Mandalorian has earned her a positive spot within the Star Wars neighborhood, remains to be slated because the director on all episodes of the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi present. It’s nonetheless unclear if it’s going to be an ongoing sequence or a restricted sequence, however both method, followers are itching for it. 

Star Wars and screenwriters have had a little bit of a strenuous battle lately, with the latest instance — The Rise of Skywalker — not being as much as par with the remainder of the franchise. Colin Trevorrow, director of the brand new Jurassic World franchise, was initially behind Episode IX and even wrote a script for it. However, he was let go from the challenge; J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio took over. 

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Disney and Lucasfilm additionally up to date the discharge date

MCU Cosmic reported that the Obi-Wan sequence has formally been pushed again to 2022, as a substitute of an preliminary 2021 launch date. This comes from a Disney+ France press launch, in keeping with the location. But it’s vital to notice that these dates had been allegedly despatched out earlier than the brand new Marvel Cinematic Universe dates had been launched. So, dates may nonetheless change due to ongoing manufacturing delays because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The different Star Wars spinoff sequence, which revolves round Cassian Andor from Rogue One, remains to be set to return out in 2021. That present will observe Cassian previous to Rogue One, after all, and present how and why he grew to become part of the Rebellion after which a Fulcrum operative. 

It’s been a protracted highway for the sequence, with some even pondering it was canceled at one level

The Obi-Wan sequence has a brand new author as a result of Hossein Amini, the unique one, left the challenge in January. As Variety reported on Jan. 23, manufacturing was halted although McGregor mentioned again in August 2019 they “have all the scripts written.” 

It hasn’t been revealed why Amini left or why his scripts weren’t used, however the brand new impediment in January triggered many individuals to suppose the Obi-Wan sequence was canceled fully. 

At a Birds of Prey occasion on Jan. 24, McGregor reassured followers that it’s nonetheless taking place, and so they’re simply engaged on the scripts some extra. “It’s not been put on hold. It’s just been pushed back a little bit. Just for scripts,” he mentioned in a video from the Associated Press. “And the scripts are excellent. They just want them to be better. And we just pushed them back.” 

He mentioned the web was undoubtedly being “very dramatic” however that it’s solely a delay. He shared that he was excited, however since then issues have been pushed again additional and it appears the fabric rewritten too. But for followers of the masterful Jedi, it must be definitely worth the wait.

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