MensJournal was able to speak with actor Ewan McGregor about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series and revealed to them he was actually lying to the media/fans for about four years, trying to keep his return a secret.
MCGREGOR: “It’s a fucking massive relief.”
“Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it.”
Originally, the project had been developed as A Star Wars Story feature film only for Lucasfilm/Disney to pivot making it a series on Disney+ instead.
The outlet also revealed that production will begin on Kenobi sometime in the summer of next year.
McGregor won’t shoot the Obi-Wan Kenobi series until next summer.
Ewan then talked a little bit about where the character is during the series (it’s been already confirmed it take place eight years after Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith) and how he’d like to bring in a lot more Alec Guinness to the role.
MCGREGOR: “The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV. The Jedi Order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him—Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It’s quite something to get over.”
“I want to get closer and closer to how Obi-Wan felt while Alec Guinness was playing him. I feel like I’m grayer and nearer him in age, so it’ll be easier to do that.”
You read the full in-depth interview via the article link at the top of the page.
Some other details previously revealed about Kenobi is that Deborah Chow, who directed episodes of The Mandalorian will be working on the Star Wars series along with Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini writing episodes.
Joel Edgerton has been sort of hinting that he might be returning to play Uncle Owen, which could mean we might be seeing a young Luke Skywalker show up at some point on the show.
With a summer shoot, we likely won’t be getting the Kenobi series on Disney+ until late 2021 or early 2022.
Ewan’s Doctor Sleep is set to be released next month on November 8th and The Mandalorian will begin airing on Disney+ starting on November 12th.
SOURCE: MEN’S JOURNAL