This is arguably one of the most anticipated “Star Wars” productions of the next few years, and the news is fun: the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series has finished filming. In any case, this is what comedian Ewan McGregor ensures.
Obi-wan kenobi : big wait for the fans
If we put aside the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, Obi-Wan hasn’t appeared onscreen since Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005. Directed by Hossein Amini and Joby Harold, the show will bring the famous Jedi back to center stage. Soberly titled Obi-wan kenobi, the events of this series will take place between the plots of episodes III and IV. At that time, Obi-Wan moved to Tatooine to discreetly monitor young Luke Skywalker. Obviously, for its part, the Empire will do everything to put sticks in the wheels of our hero.
Casting side, this series will allow the big comeback Ewan McGregor as the Mighty Jedi. And it’s clearly a small revolution on its own. Another remarkable return, that of Hayden Christensen. This last, who played Anakin Skywalker in episodes II and III will have the privilege of entering Darth Vader’s armor once again. The rest of the cast consists of Kumail Nanjiani, Sung Kang, O’Shea Jackson Jr, director Benny Safdie and even Joel Edgerton who should logically resume his role of Owen Lars.
End of filming!
At the moment, we do not yet know much about the plot. The action will take place 10 years after the outcome of Revenge of the Sith, and should see Darth Vader set out to find his former master. It is also whispered that Temuera Morrison will appear as Clone Cody, the former ally of Obi-Wan.
Ewan McGregor spoke out last night during the Emmy Awards. The actor received the statuette for Best Actor in a Miniseries for his performance in Halston. Directed by Sharr White and Ryan Murphy, this mini-series, composed of 5 episodes, who follows legendary fashion designer Halston, is already available on Netflix. During the ceremony, Ewan McGregor was obviously asked about the series Obi-wan kenobi. And obviously, the shooting is finished:
We finished filming the show and it was really a lot of fun. I think it won’t be disappointing. The new technology we used is cool, and it was a different experience than the original three movies I made.
See you at the end of the year to see the results, and mark the return of the famous Obi-Wan to the forefront!