Ewan McGregor is getting pumped up about shooting Lucasfilm’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+. The series is deep in pre-production and getting ready to start shooting soon.
During a recent interview with ACE Universe, McGregor was asked about the series and he explained that he’s going to enjoy the process of making the series a lot more than the Star Wars prequel films, and that’s due to the technology being used to develop it. It’s the same tech being used to shoot The Mandalorian. He explains:
“I’m just going to enjoy it all much more. Our technology is such that we’d shot [The Phantom Menace] on film, and [Attack of the Clones] when we got to Australia on the then-new HD cameras, which is pretty primitive compared to what we have now… It was all blue screen and green screen. It was hard to imagine it. Nowadays, things have moved on so much. A lot of what you see is going to be what we see.”
He went on to talk about what it was like being on the set of The Volume, where the Stagecraft tech is utilized:
“When you’re on set, if you’re in a snowscape or something, when you look around you see that. It makes you feel like you’re in the place. It’s going to feel realer for us, for the actors. I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”
It’s great to see he’s so excited about this series! I’m sure his performance in it will be a lot better than what he gave us in the prequels. I can’t wait to see how the story plays out! When asked about the story, the actor said, “I do know what it’s going to be about, but I’m not going to tell you.”
What we do know is that the series is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope as it follows an exiled Kenobi on the desert planet Tatooine, where he serves as the secret guardian of future Jedi Luke Skywalker.
It was previously reported that the plan was to scale the series back from six episodes to only four to tell the story, and we previously reported that the “Kenobi story treaded similar ground as Mandalorian, seeing the Jedi master lending a protective hand to a young Luke and perhaps even a young Leia.”