obi-wan kenobi updates

Last fall, the once and former Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor confirmed that Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Disney+ show in which he’ll reprise the title role, will begin filming in March of this year. Now McGregor has provided some more Obi-Wan Kenobi updates, upending recent rumors about the location of the production and confirming that filming will take place in sunny California. Read More »

During the massive, four-hour Disney Investor presentation last week, Lucasfilm was able to present its upcoming slate of projects. During that time, they were able to make a number of announcements. So many announcements were made that we’re still sifting through the ramifications of them. The Star Wars universe is going to look very different in a few years, and that’s not a bad thing.

One of the things I love about Star Wars is how malleable it is, and how we’re able to derive new context and understanding out of the original texts as new chapters of this intergalactic gospel are created. There is something so pure about rewatching A New Hope with the new context from Empire Strikes Back, trying to make sense of the idea that Darth Vader was really Luke Skywalker’s father. There is nothing more terrifying than watching Luke Skywalker teeter so close to the dark side after watching his father struggle with the same failings in the prequel films. The Skywalker Saga is rife with these re-contextualizations. Watching Revenge of the Sith after the entirety of The Clone Wars is something like a religious experience.

What new thing will we learn that forces us to reevaluate our understanding of the sacred Jedi texts?

Revealed in that metric ton of Star Wars news was an acknowledgement that the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming to Disney+ will be set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy also dropped some bombshell news: Hayden Christensen would be back in the role of Darth Vader, promising us the “rematch of the century.”

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Hayden Christensen Obi-Wan Series

Hayden Christensen is heading back to a galaxy far, far away.

At today’s Disney investor presentation, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that Christensen “will return in the role of Darth Vader” in Obi-Wan Kenobi, the prequel series which also features the return of Ewan McGregor in the titular role. He better hope the action isn’t set on Tatooine (because there’s so much sand there, you see, and that guy really hates sand). Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series filming

We will see Ewan McGregor‘s Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ soon. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring McGregor, reprising his role from the Star Wars prequel films, is set to begin filming this March, the actor revealed. While no official release date has yet been set for the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, this means we can probably expect the series to debut sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

An Obi-Wan Kenobi project has been floating around in the ether so long, it’s almost surreal when we get real concrete details. But star Ewan McGregor is eager to give updates on his highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, which he confirmed will be a single, standalone season. But McGregor did leave open the possibility of more.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series technology

The Mandalorian‘s new “Stagecraft” technology, which uses a rear-projected LED screen to create a reactive environment, is considered the most groundbreaking new film technology since the green screen. So it’s no wonder that Disney+ plans to use it for one of its most anticipated Star Wars series. The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series will use the same technology as that pioneered by The Mandalorian, according to star Ewan McGregor, who shared vague new details about the yet-untitled series.

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the mandalorian season 2

The Mandalorian season 2 is on track to debut this October on Disney+, but it will still be some time until we see Ewan McGregor don his robes again in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series. The Mandalorian executive producer Jon Favreau, who was one of several Lucasfilm creatives appearing in a virtual panel  for the ATX Television Festival, gave an update on the highly anticipated second season, while Obi-Wan TV series director Deborah Chow revealed that the project is still in its early stages.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series writer

Joby Harold, whose writing credits include Awake, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead, has been hired as the new writer of the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. Get the details below. Read More »

Obi-Wan Kenobi tv series writer

Disney is looking within its circle of Lucasfilm regulars for a writer to replace Hossein Amini on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni and longtime Star Wars TV writer Christopher Yost are among those being eyed by Disney as the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series writer. Both Filoni and Yost are part of the Disney+ family as well, having written episodes of The Mandalorian, with Filoni also directing two of them.

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Jar Jar Binks Obi-Wan

Looks like Ewan McGregor‘s Obi-Wan Kenobi will be encountering a familiar face in his upcoming Disney+ series. A new rumor claims that Jar Jar Binks, perhaps the most hated character from George Lucas’s Star Wars prequels, is going to appear in the new show – and this time, Jar Jar will have a beard. Read More »