It feels like years ago, but really it’s only a matter of months since The Rise Of Skywalker left the cinemas, and audiences on Disney’s streaming channel Disney+ are still enjoying The Mandalorian. But if you’re yearning for some old-school(ish) Jedi action, then Ewan McGregor has an update.
During an interview with ETOnline about his and Charley Boorman’s upcoming Apple TV+ series Long Way Up, McGregor revealed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is finally due to head into production.
At last year’s D23 Expo, it was revealed that a new streaming series about Obi-Wan was being planned, that the scripts were written, and filming was due to start this year.
Filming was delayed, but McGregor revealed in last week’s interview that filming is due to go ahead next Spring.
“I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think,” he continued.
The character of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was first introduced, in the guise of the late Sir Alec Guinness, in the very first of the fabulously successful franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope (numbered Episode IV) waaaaayyyyy back in the dim and distant past, in 1977.
Ewan McGregor then took over the role for the prequel series starting with The Phantom Menace in 1999, continuing with Attack Of The Clones (2002) and Revenge Of The Sith in 2005. He also returned for a voice cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
Although Disney’s other current live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is due back for a second season at the end of October, there are apparently no second-season plans for the Obi-Wan series just yet.
“As I understand, it’s a standalone season,” McGregor said. “We’ll see. Who knows?”
Which I hope is his way of saying if the fans go for it there will be more – and I’m reasonably sure the fans will go for it.
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