Fans eagerly awaiting Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will be glad to hear production has officially wrapped on the forthcoming Disney+ “special event.” Cameras only began rolling earlier this year in April, and as leading man Ewan McGregor confirms post-production is all that remains, a tentative early 2022 release date can now be set for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
“We finished shooting our series, and it was really, really good fun — I really enjoyed working with Deborah Chow,” Ewan McGregor revealed to journalists shortly after winning his first career Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited/Anthology Series/Movie) category for Netflix’s Halston.
“I think it will not disappoint. I think it’s gonna be good. I had a really good time making it and worked with some really wonderful people, lovely people. The new technology we employed doing it is cool, and it was a different experience than making the original three films that I did.”
You may have previously encountered series director Deborah Chow in yet another hot bit of Star Wars property: The Mandalorian starring Pedro Pascal. Chow has helmed all six episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and teased a storyline that audiences will surely want to tune in for.
“There is so much going on between [Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope] that hasn’t been explored… We couldn’t tell the story of Obi-Wan without Darth Vader,” explains Deborah Chow.
“We will definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again.”
“The idea of being able to go into a character journey plus the politics and plus all the vastness of the Empire and what’s going on is exciting just because it feels like a proper period of history and sometimes that is hard to do in two hours.”
Ewan McGregor has reunited with Hayden Christensen as Jedi Knight turned Sith Lord, Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, in addition to Australia’s own Joel Edgerton who previously portrayed a young Owen Lars – stepbrother to Anakin, uncle to Luke Skywalker. Other familiar names joining the cast include Rupert Friend (Homeland), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious franchise), and Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems director) in yet-to-be-disclosed roles.
“I think it’s probably true to say that I’m more excited about playing Obi-Wan again now than I was even the first time,” says McGregor.
“The more I realise what I’m part of, in a way… you can see you’re involved in something quite huge in the Star Wars – I don’t like the word franchise – but this sort of fable or legend, or whatever you might call it.”
“As I understand, it’s a standalone season… We’ll see. Who knows?”
The official Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi synopsis is as follows:
Farmers work hard under the hot environment of two suns, while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from Tusken Raider. The attack. And on a planet where civilization is almost emptied, there is a hidden Jedi Master and a baby who will shoulder the future of the galaxy.
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