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Ewan McGregor Confirms 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney Plus Series Starts Shooting Soon

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Ewan McGregor Confirms 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney Plus Series Starts Shooting Soon

Just yesterday, we told you about how excited actor Ewan McGregor was to return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi - the Star Wars character he played in the films The Phantom Menace (bad), Attack of the Clones (still bad) and Revenge of the Sith (maybe the worst) - in Disney+'s upcoming spin-off series.

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Said McGregor, of donning Obi-Wan's baggy cloak again: "It'll just be great to do it again. I'm thrilled to get a chance to play him again and I've always felt that there was a story about him between my [prequel films] and Alex Guinness's [performance in A New Hope]. And, yeah, so that's what we're going to do - it should be really interesting."

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2002's Attack of the Clones / Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2002's Attack of the Clones / Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd

And now, here's something else that's interesting: the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will start shooting this springtime, so, just a month or so from now. He says, optimistically, desperate for the days to start getting longer, and warmer, because this pandemic in the winter, such a mood-killer, ain't it.

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McGregor told Eddie Izzard (via NME) that shooting will take place in Los Angeles, and will lean on the style of another Star Wars spin-off show, the hugely successful The Mandalorian.

"We're shooting it much in the way The Mandalorian series was shot," the Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge! star explained. "We're using some of that technology. I really liked it and I liked the format of it. I liked the Western nature of it, it's an old-fashioned TV Western. It's brilliant."

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It's rumoured that Obi-Wan Kenobi will see the titular character face off, again, with Darth Vader, aka Anakin Skywalker, in "the rematch of the century". I'd love to say that original fiery scrap was a highlight of Revenge of the Sith, but that whole movie kinda stinks, huh? Here's hoping Obi-Wan Kenobi, the show, does rather more with this version of the character than the prequels managed. After The Mandalorian, expectations are certainly high.

In Ewan-related thoughts, A Life Less Ordinary was alright, huh? Remember that movie? McGregor and Cameron Diaz, on the run from Delroy Lindo and Holly Hunter. Maybe my foggy memory isn't remembering it quite right, but the Ash-penned theme song is still a banger. Have a listen, why not, while you're reading about how Liam Neeson might also be on his way back to Star Wars for the Obi-Wan show.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd

Topics: Disney

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