The last we heard from the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, the story was being sent back to the drawing board for re-writes, as reports indicated there was a concern at the Mouse House that the plot was too similar to that of The Mandalorian.
According to reports, the original draft of the script had Obi-Wan keeping watch over a young Luke Skywalker, similar to the way that Mando watched over Baby Yoda. As a result, the series was sent back to the workshop and production was delayed.
That was at the beginning of the year, though, meaning those behind the series have had more than enough time to right their wrongs and get the series back on track and ready for production. A production which is going to be far more enjoyable than the prequels, at least so says Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor.
In a recent interview with ACE Universe, McGregor finally — but barely — teased the upcoming Deborah Chow-helmed series, saying that he’s looking forward to just enjoying the whole process more than he did the first time around.
“There’s nothing I can tell you, really. I’m trying to remember how old I was when we started the first one (The Phantom Menace). You know, it was mid-to-late-90s. I’m just going to enjoy it all much more. I think our technology is such now that we… you know we shot the first one on film and we shot the second one on the new HD cameras, which were pretty primitive compared to what they are now. And so it was quite technically complicated. It was all blue screen and green screen, so it was hard to imagine it. Nowadays, things have moved on so much, a lot of what you see [in the finished product] is what we see on the set. I don’t know if you’ve seen of the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series but they employ that incredible screen. I don’t even begin to know how it works but it’s pretty amazing,” McGregor said of the series.
You can check out the full interview with McGregor below (the Obi-Wan bit starts at the 7-minute mark):
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