The Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars collection, set to air on Disney+ Hotstar, will start filming in March 2021 in keeping with 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+ collection takes place throughout a time within the Skywalker Saga when the Jedi Order is at its weakest. Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian, The Excessive Price of Dwelling) is connected as director, with Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Hossein Amini (McMafia, Drive) having labored on the scripts.
Showing on BBC’s The Graham Norton Present final Friday over a video name, McGregor was requested by Norton to substantiate his return to Star Wars and whether or not it is all about him. He replied: “It is the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. Effectively, it is not all me but it surely definitely will likely be plenty of me, which is nice! We begin taking pictures it in March of subsequent 12 months.”
Considered 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 authentic 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 stated: “I imply the enjoyable factor about doing them within the first place after I was a lot youthful was attempting to think about Alec Guinness, ‘How would he play these scenes as a youthful man?’ And it led me to look at plenty of his early work, which I hadn’t seen earlier than. Sensible films, great movies that he’d been in. And I had such a good time kind of learning him in these films.”
He then added: “This time [on the Obi-Wan Disney+ collection], as you say, I am a lot nearer in age to him. And it will likely be my problem to try to kind of meet him someplace. I really like Alec Guinness, I by no means received to satisfy him, however I really like him by way of his work and it is an awesome honour to have the ability to kind of try to fake to be him.”
Initially deliberate as a standalone movie with a different director, the Obi-Wan prequel was was a Disney+ series after the essential 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 could encompass six one-hour episodes. Amini was then connected as author however he left in January when the collection was indefinitely postponed, because of the scripts’ alleged similarity to The Mandalorian. Harold changed him as the author again in April.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi collection would not have a launch date. Manufacturing begins March 2021.