Since January, when it was announced that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series would be releasing writer Hossein Amini (he was later replaced by Joby Harold), we have not received a major update regarding film production.
Rumors, of course, have been flying about the upcoming Star Wars series, including a long-running one that Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker.
Now, Ewan McGregor, who is set to once again play Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series, has revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the series will begin filming in Spring 2021.
McGregor said, ” “I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think.”
SyFy.com noted, however, that until Star Wars fans receive official confirmation from Disney and Lucasfilm, we shouldn’t get our hopes up too much about a production date:
Of course, we shouldn’t put a ton of stock in tentative start dates just yet, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to mess with film and TV schedules left, right, and center.
In the same article, SyFy shared these details about the upcoming Obi-Wan series:
After seeing the wild success of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, McGregor said in July that he thinks shooting the TV is going to be more enjoyable than shooting the prequel films. The upcoming series is just one part of Disney’s big push to expand the Star Wars universe via its subscription streaming service.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is tentatively titled Pilgrim and is expected to tell a “standalone” story about Kenobi’s quest to reconcile himself with the fall of the Jedi Order.
In addition to The Mandalorian Season 2, which will premiere on Disney+ on October 30, Disney+ is rumored to be working on a number of other series within the Star Wars universe. A Bad Batch series has been confirmed for 2021 and Darth Maul (Ray Park) is expected to appear in a number of upcoming shows on the Disney streaming platform.
Are you looking forward to official confirmation when the Obi-Wan series starts production?