OBI-WAN KENOBI Disney+ TV Series Now Said To Begin Filming Sooner Than Expected

OBI-WAN KENOBI Disney+ TV Series Now Said To Begin Filming Sooner Than Expected

There's some tremendous news for the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series coming to Disney+ this morning, as it's being reported that the Ewan McGregor-led project will begin filming sooner than we anticipated!

By Nighthawk01 - Dec 02, 2020 11:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Obi-Wan Kenobi

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for the future of Star Wars thanks to Disney+, and Obi-Wan Kenobi is almost certainly somewhere near the top of the list. Ewan McGregor will return to the role after playing the Jedi Master between 1999 and 2005, and the show is expected to tell the story of what happened to him during the years he spent watching over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. 

While that tale has been told before (there's even a novel by John Jackson Miller), it's no longer canon, and rumors have pointed to live-action Clone Wars flashbacks and Darth Vader coming into play.

There's some good news for Obi-Wan Kenobi's start date, as it's being reported - via a listing from the Film & Television Industry Alliance - that the untitled series is set to start shooting on January 4, 2021. Filming will reportedly take place in Boston, Massachusetts as well as London, England.

Lucasfilm is expected to use The Volume (the technology from The Mandalorian) for Obi-Wan Kenobi, so there will be no need to travel to Tunisia in order to bring Luke's home planet to life. 

Plot details are scarce, but if shooting is starting this soon, more could be revealed shortly. 

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soberchimera - 12/2/2020, 11:03 AM
McGregor could use a win after Doctor Sleep and Birds of Prey tanked.
MrCamw1 - 12/2/2020, 11:05 AM
@soberchimera - I know financially it bombed but Doctor Sleep as a whole was a good movie.
Urubrodi - 12/2/2020, 11:06 AM
@soberchimera - Haven't watched the latter, but Doctor Sleep was quite good, shame that it wasn't successful.
tmp3 - 12/2/2020, 11:10 AM
@soberchimera - Most of his non-Star Wars stuff isn't very successful. Even Christopher Robin didn't clear $200m worldwide. Good actor though, especially in Trainspotting
regularmovieguy - 12/2/2020, 11:30 AM

Doctor Sleep was [frick]ing awesome. Box office doesn’t mean everything.
Blergh - 12/2/2020, 12:18 PM
@soberchimera - BoP was a hot mess and while it's true that Doctor Sleep bombed it was still a great movie and King experience.
I'll recommend DS over the new IT version anyday.
vegetaray - 12/2/2020, 1:44 PM
@Blergh - Totally agree...
Dredd97 - 12/2/2020, 6:28 PM
@regularmovieguy - I hate that Doctor Sleep didn't do well. It ruled!
tmp3 - 12/3/2020, 12:33 AM
@Dredd97 - It's so good. Loved the scene between Danny & Jack, and how much pathos McGregor added to that scene
globaltravels - 12/3/2020, 1:43 AM
@regularmovieguy - only the box office does mean something... maybe not the quality of the film, but financially it means something
Dredd97 - 12/3/2020, 1:57 AM
@tmp3 - how he wasn't nominated for an Oscar, I'll never know. The way on which he keeps rejecting the drink has so much pain behind it. Brilliant acting
NinnesMBC - 12/2/2020, 11:09 AM
Excited to see what they do with this new chapter in Obi-Wan's character.
BigMikeReviews - 12/2/2020, 11:46 AM
@NinnesMBC - Chapter 1: Let me tell you the tale of the doggo who chased Obi Wan...

RyConn93 - 12/2/2020, 11:10 AM
NinnesMBC - 12/2/2020, 11:10 AM
Off-topic: It appears Hailee Steinfeld is already shooting Hawkeye with Jeremy Renner so it seems like confirmed.

RokoVII - 12/2/2020, 11:12 AM
BigMikeReviews - 12/2/2020, 11:44 AM
bkmeijer2 - 12/2/2020, 12:03 PM
I hope we get to see this rather sooner than later. The final Clone Wars season didn't have enough Obi-Wan, I kinda really wanna see more of him (and Ewan McGregor)
Blergh - 12/2/2020, 12:23 PM
@bkmeijer - Honestly I'd rather have the Obi-Wan series as an ongoing tale rather than a mini-series.
Hell I'd watch McGregor farming moisture in this role. Doesn't need to be epic as long as it has Obi-Wan.
bkmeijer2 - 12/2/2020, 2:13 PM
@Blergh - same. I'm kinda hoping it has a format similar to The Mandalorian and not just be a six hour long movie. But either way, more Obi-Wan and more McGregor is always welcome in my book
Mugens - 12/2/2020, 12:04 PM
Have to agree with all others on here who have said that Doctor Sleep was a good movie. It stayed fairly close to the source material, except one part of the ending which I won't go into in case someone has not seen the movie or read the book. I think most of McGregor's roles have been well acted. But yeah Birds of Prey wasn't up to par with the rest of his work, but I blame that more on the script, than him.
Blergh - 12/2/2020, 12:22 PM
@Mugens - Can't possibly blame the actor for a performance in an overall bad movie. It's clearly down to script and directing that was lacking there.
Blergh - 12/2/2020, 12:21 PM
They can shoot any time they like tbh. They always have the same crew on call at StageCraft, it's like the base crew around a theatre stage. So they only need to organize the directing and performing staff. Easing the workload heavily.

Can't wait for the Obi-Wan show, McGregor was amazing as Obi-Wan. Really wish we got more of him (and it seems like we will)
Spock0Clock - 12/2/2020, 2:44 PM
We're going to need more Volumes to make all these Star Warses.

Also, Ewan can get it.
globaltravels - 12/3/2020, 1:46 AM
@Spock0Clock - all least 11 volumes you say?
Dredd97 - 12/2/2020, 6:31 PM
I hope this is good. I don't see the need for it, but I really hope this is solid. I love Obi-Wan so seeing him again, after all this time will be nice
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