Ewan McGregor says Disney Plus’ Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin filming in March

Ewan McGregor says Disney Plus’ Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin filming in March

Ewan McGregor says Disney Plus’ Obi-Wan Kenobi collection will start filming in March

By: PTI | Los Angeles |

October 11, 2020 2:23:10 pm

Ewan McGregor on Obi-Wan KenobiEwan McGregor performed a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi throughout his early years. (Picture: AP)

Actor Ewan McGregor has confirmed that his Disney Plus collection about iconic Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin taking pictures in March 2021 after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 49-year-old actor made the revelation throughout an look on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Present.

“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. It’s not all me, however it definitely will probably be plenty of me, which is sweet. We begin taking pictures it in March subsequent yr,” McGregor stated of the present.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is likely one of the most pivotal characters of the entire Star Wars mythology. He was first portrayed by legendary actor Alec Guinness within the authentic 1977 A New Hope.

Guinness later appeared as a power ghost within the two-follow-ups — The Empire Strikes Again (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).

In George Lucas’ prequel trilogy, McGregor succeeded Guinness as Kenobi, first portraying the character in 1999’s The Phantom Menace.

He returned for its two sequels — Assault of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005).

McGregor stated although he has by no means met Guinness, he’ll consider how the veteran actor would have performed a youthful model.

“The enjoyable factor about doing that within the first place after I was a lot youthful was attempting to think about Alec Guinness, how would he play these scenes as a youthful man? It led me to look at a few of his earlier work, which I had by no means seen earlier than. Sensible motion pictures, fantastic movies that he’d been in, and I had such a good time finding out him in these motion pictures,” he stated.

John Wick: Chapter 3 govt producer Joby Harold is writing the collection, with Deborah Chow connected to direct.

Will probably be a single-season, six-episode present set eight years after Revenge of the Sith and 11 years earlier than A New Hope.

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