Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Present Is Nonetheless within the Growth Section at Disney+ Says Director

Regardless of a seemingly large velocity bump earlier this yr, the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ collection continues to be in improvement. This was confirmed by director Deborah Chow over the weekend, which is nice information for Star Wars followers who’ve been wanting ahead to seeing Ewan McGregor make his return because the famed Jedi. Work is continuous and, optimistically, cameras will get rolling subsequent yr.

The ATX Tv Competition held a digital version of the annual occasion over the weekend. Deborah Chow appeared on a panel for The Mandalorian, which is gearing up for its second season this fall. When the topic of the Obi-Wan present got here up, Chow confirmed that they’re nonetheless engaged on getting issues collectively behind the scenes. This is what she needed to say about it.

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“We’ve slightly extra to do than that, however we’re in improvement.”

Initially, it was anticipated that manufacturing on the long-awaited challenge would start this yr. Nevertheless, manufacturing was very all of the sudden halted in January with artistic variations being cited. Rumors started swirling that the present was in peril of being scrapped altogether. Ewan McGregor, whereas selling the discharge of Birds of Prey, was fast to shoot that down. As a substitute, Lucasfilm is taking the time to retool issues behind the scenes.

Hossein Amini had initially been tapped to pen the collection. In April it was revealed that Joby Harold (Military of the Lifeless, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) had taken over scripting duties. Deborah Chow is anticipated to direct each episode of the collection after beforehand helming a number of episodes of The Mandalorian season 1. Up to now, Ewan McGregor is the one confirmed forged member. McGregor beforehand performed the function in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Initially, the concept was to have Ewan McGregor return in an Obi-Wan standalone film, much like Solo: A Star Wars Story. However when that film failed to attach on the field workplace Disney and Lucasfilm started rethinking their technique with the franchise transferring ahead. That in the end meant axing different deliberate standalone options, such because the Boba Fett film. It was determined that the Obi-Wan challenge can be retooled as a collection for Disney+. It’s anticipated that this might be a single-season occasion collection filling within the gaps between the occasions of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

The subsequent Star Wars film is not set to reach till December 2022 and it stays largely mysterious. Disney opted to take a break following the discharge of The Rise of Skywalker. Taika Waititi was lately tapped to co-write and direct a brand new film within the franchise. Due to the success of The Mandalorian extra live-action Star Wars reveals are on the best way to assist fill the void till then. A Rogue One prequel collection centered on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor can be within the works. We’ll remember to maintain you posted as any additional particulars are made accessible. This information was beforehand reported by Comicbook.com.

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