OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Confirms When And Where The Series Starts Shooting; Jon Favreau Not Involved

OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor Confirms When And Where The Series Starts Shooting; Jon Favreau Not Involved

Despite speculation that sets have been built in the UK (turns out they were for Andor), Ewan McGregor has now shared some concrete details on what the plan for Obi-Wan Kenobi is. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Feb 03, 2021 05:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Obi-Wan Kenobi

We've heard conflicting reports about when cameras will start rolling on Obi-Wan Kenobi, and with changes behind-the-scenes and COVID-19, it's no wonder there's so much uncertainty. Thankfully, the Jedi Master himself, Ewan McGregor, has cleared things up during a recent chat with Eddie Izzard.

"We start making it in the late spring and we're gonna be shooting it here in L.A. and's so funny, every week, there's a new report," the actor started. "My dad was sending me links, saying, 'I thought you were shooting it in L.A.' because there's another tabloid expose that we're shooting it in some bizarre town somewhere. Then we're meant to be making it in Boston and then we're meant to be making [it] [in] Boston, England. But we're not. We're shooting it in L.A."

McGregor went on to reiterate that the Disney+ TV series will make use of the same StageCraft technology as The Mandalorian, but confirmed that Jon Favreau isn't creatively involved in any way.

"No, Deborah Chow is directing ours. She directed two episodes of the first Mandalorian series, she's brilliant, and I'm really looking forward to working with her," he confirmed, adding that Obi-Wan Kenobi is akin to "an old-fashioned TV Western."

He also expressed excitement to fill the gaps in the character's story from Revenge of the Sith to A New Hope starring Alec Guinness.

Check out the full interview with McGregor below:

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Blergh - 2/3/2021, 5:13 AM
So they ARE shooting it on the LucasFilm stage? Reports on the various Star Wars projects have been so weird lately. Maybe people got various projects mixed up, idk.
TunkyBoy52 - 2/3/2021, 5:13 AM
cant wait
connorblaze - 2/3/2021, 6:05 AM
I hate these shows that fill in a small time period in the middle of a character’s history. We know what came before, we know where he ends up, so I find it really hard to care much what happens in the middle. Whatever happens this dude ends up an old bloke in a shitty desert.

Rogue One was quite a good movie but I find it really creatively pathetic that the best idea for a movie they had at that time was the story of the people who stole the blueprints for another movie’s macguffin.

Now they’re making a prequel of one of the unmemorable guys who stole the death star plans.

The original movies had a dead simple plot; destroy the evil empire and their super weapon.

And they can’t beat that 40 years or more later? Best they came up with was ‘destroy the evil empire and their even bigger super weapon’. And a whole bunch of prequels telling the less interesting stories of how every shitty little character got to the point they’re in later on in that very simple story.

No wonder Mandalorian is so good. First thing to tell a bloody original story in forever.
GhostDog - 2/3/2021, 6:12 AM
"Jon Favreau Not Involved"

Still excited. Should be in good hands with Chow.
Goldboink - 2/3/2021, 8:56 AM
@BlackBeltJones -
She is part of his elite cadre of directors who went to Star Wars School in season 1 and has graduated to run her own thing.
globaltravels - 2/3/2021, 6:26 AM
Chow did such a good job. I'm excited to see what she brings to the table as Showrunner
dragon316 - 2/3/2021, 6:27 AM
Another Star Wars series looking like western I first saw Star Wars original trilogy I didn’t look like western to me it look more samurai to me it wasn’t mandoraloian that look western to me don’t take every Star Wars character make there own series have it look like western not all characters have that western look to them especially with and Jedi hannsolo maybe jango and boba fets defiantly western theme with those two but not Jedi they don’t use guns
Whaley87 - 2/3/2021, 6:34 AM
@dragon316 - You don't know what Western theme means do you?
CassianAndor - 2/3/2021, 12:35 PM
@Whaley87 - I doubt he does. Or how closely related the themes of samurai and western films really are. The lone wandering gunslinger and lone wandering swordsman have a lot in common. Many classic westerns were in fact based on samurai films. Even The Mandalorian with its heavy western influence took perhaps an even bigger influence from Lone Wolf and Cub, a classic samurai series.
MrDandy - 2/3/2021, 6:29 AM
This being more from the Kennedy side and less Faveroue and Filoni has me a little worried but still excited for it none-the-less.

It really is starting to feel like Star Wars has been broken in half creatively with half the stuff being created by Kennedy’s team (Obi-Wan, The Acolyte, Rogue Squadron, Droid Story, Lando, Andor) and the other half by the Faveroue/Filoni side (Mandalorian, Ashoka, Book of Boba, Rangers of the New Republic, The Bad Batch, Visions)

Honestly if you look at the track record Kennedy’s is very spotty but has some good stuff in there Faveroue/Filoni are way more consistent (especially Filoni) with Clone Wars, Rebels, and Mandalorian being consistently good entries into the franchise.
bobevanz - 2/3/2021, 6:30 AM
Don't make everything a western please, it worked with mandalorian
Dredd97 - 2/3/2021, 6:41 AM
@bobevanz - well Star Wars was originally a mash up of a lot of things, like westerns and old samurai films. Specifically The Searchers. It fits the brand
Urubrodi - 2/3/2021, 7:49 AM
@bobevanz - Don't think they will do the same with all Star Wars TV shows, but with Obi-Wan a western style would fit well given the situation he is in.
GothamSon - 2/3/2021, 7:14 AM
But.... has Kathleen Kennedy been fired/retired yet? Whose kids is she holding hostage?
ModHaterSLADE - 2/3/2021, 8:58 AM
Chow did a great job with the Mandalorian. Got a good feeling about this one.
AnthonyVonGeek - 2/3/2021, 9:32 AM
Haven’t we learned that anything Disney Star Wars without Faveroue and Filoni pretty much sucks.
If they’re not running it does that means Kennedy is. 🤦‍♂️👎🤢🤮
asherman93 - 2/3/2021, 2:44 PM
Am I the only one who feels like this series is a little unnecessary?
Batmangina - 2/3/2021, 3:18 PM
@repulse93 - Yes.
Batmangina - 2/3/2021, 3:18 PM
There is another...

The Disney+ shows are the REAL New Hope.

They just might be able to un[frick] the Star Wars Universe.
asherman93 - 2/4/2021, 4:27 PM
@Batmangina - ...does it actually require “un[frick]ing”?
Because frankly, these complaints about Star Wars being “ruined forever” sound a lot like what a lot of naysayers said about the prequels.
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