Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Films In March Says Ewan McGregor


The Disney Plus Obi-Wan Kenobi Series will finally get underway as Ewan McGregor reveals filming will take place starting in March and also that he is inspired by original actor Alec Guinness even more so now than the prequels.

McGregor recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show and gave an update.

“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose,” McGregor said on Friday. “We start shooting it in March next year.”

Regarding Alec Guinness, Ewan McGregor offered as he is closer in age to the iconic actor.

“The fun thing about doing [the prequels] in the first place, when I was much younger, was trying to imagine, how would he play these scenes as a younger guy?” McGregor said. “It led me to watch a lot of his early work, which I hadn’t seen before. Brilliant movies, wonderful films that he’d been in. I had such a great time sort of studying him in those movies. This time, I’m much closer in age to him. It will be my challenge to try and meet him somewhere. I love Alec Guinness. I never got to meet him, but I love him, through his work, and it’s a great honor to try and pretend to be him.”

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Obi-Wan Kenobi scripts are excellent says McGregor

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was supposed to start filming earlier but was placed on hiatus as the scripts got a rewrite reportedly due to the story being too similar to The Mandalorian whereas Mando protects Baby Yoda, Obi-Wan would protect the young Luke and Leia.

McGregor also recently revealed the Obi-Wan series will only be one season.

“As I understand, it’s a standalone season,” he said. “We’ll see. Who knows?”

With fears surrounding the coronavirus shutting down everything, Obi-Wan going on a hiatus is now not that big of a concern and probably helped the show to better the story.

“The scripts are excellent and they just want them to be better,” McGregor said back in April. “So we just pushed it back, but it’s not — it very dramatic, it would seem, online, there’s all kinds of s— online about it, but it’s only just slid back a bit. We’re still shooting it, I think it will still be aired when it was meant to be and I’m really excited about it. It’ll be fun to play again. Now that Episode IX came out and everyone at Lucasfilm has got more time to spend on the writing, they felt they wanted more time to write the episodes. I’ve read about 80, 90 percent of what they’ve written so far, and it’s really, really good.”