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[NEWS] "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series to start filiming in March 2021 [message #400970] Sat, 10 October 2020 17:48
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Obi-Wan was a hermit on Tatooine, which would make a boring TV series,
so they'll obviously just make up a load of ill-fitting garbage to make
it more interesting.


From Variety.com ...


Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus Series
to Begin Filming in March, Says Ewan McGregor
---------------------------------------------
Ewan McGregor will soon be donning Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi robes
once again.

During a Zoom appearance on the BBC's "The Graham Norton Show"
Friday night, McGregor revealed that Disney Plus' untitled
Obi-Wan Kenobi series is finally set to begin filming in March
of 2021.

"It's the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. It's not all me,
but it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good," McGregor
said of the show. "We start shooting it in March next year."

Though the Obi-Wan-centric series was first announced back in
Aug. 2019 and meant to begin filming the next year, the shoot
was delayed when writer Hossein Amini left the project in
Jan. 2020.

Amini was eventually replaced by Joby Harold in April of 2020,
and script rewrites forced production to be delayed into 2021.
Then, the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Deborah Chow, who directed
part of Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian," remains at the helm of
the series.

During the interview, McGregor also addressed his appreciation
for Alec Guinness, who played Kenobi in the original "Star
Wars" trilogy and died in 2000.

"The fun thing about doing that in the first place when I was
much younger was trying to imagine Alec Guinness, how would he
play these scenes as a younger guy?" McGregor said. "It led me
to watch some of his earlier work, which I had never seen
before. Brilliant movies, wonderful films that he'd been in,
and I had such a great time studying him in those movies."

McGregor played Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, and
has since reprised the role in voice cameos for 2015's "The
Force Awakens" and 2019's "The Rise of Skywalker." The unnamed
Disney Plus Kenobi series does not have a release date yet.

Watch the full interview below. (1min 57secs)
<https://youtu.be/lH95F9IS8bk>


< https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/ewan-mcgregor-disney-plus-o bi-wan-kenobi-star-wars-1234800083/>
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