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Ewan McGregor Confirms ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Shooting Date

Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor confirmed when work on the upcoming series begins and debunked rumors surrounding the project.

Fans are desperate to see Ewan McGregor’s stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus, and although the project hasn’t started filming just yet, the star recently confirmed when he’ll be back in the role as the Jedi master. The project will even see the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader, in what Kathleen Kennedy described as “the rematch of the century” during the Disney Investor Day presentation.

But during Eddie Izzard’s recent marathon stream Ewan McGregor dropped in to chat to the comedian, and revealed when he officially starts working on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. McGregor explained that filming starts in the Spring in Los Angeles, but contrary to online rumors the limited series won’t be filming in small towns in England. It will also use the same technology as The Mandalorian to bring the galaxy to life. Take a look at Ewan McGregor talking about Obi-Wan Kenobi below.

“We start making it, um, in the late Spring and [we’re] gonna be shooting it here in L.A. and not, as…it’s so funny, every week, there’s a new report…my dad keeps sending me links saying ‘I thought you were shooting it in L.A.,’ because there’s another tabloid, y’know, exposé that we’re shooting it in some bizarre town in somewhere… And then we’re meant to be making it in Boston, and then we’re meant to be making it — no, it wasn’t Boston, it was Boston, England… But we’re not, we’re shooting it in L.A. and, uh, we’re shooting it much in the way that The Mandalorian series was shot using some of that technology.”

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Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts written by Hossein Amini, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is just one of ten officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian season two debuted on the streaming service this past November with stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

An Rogue One prequel series centered on Cassian Andor is also in development with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their respective roles. Tony Gilroy serves as showrunner on the series, which is currently filming in the United Kingdom.

Lucasfilm is working on several other Star Wars series for the Disney Plus streaming service, including projects focusing on Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano and the Rangers of the New Republic. A third season of the Pedro Pascal-starrer The Mandalorian is also in development at the streamer for a Winter 2021 release.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Eddie Izzard

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