Everyone can rest easy now because Ewan McGregor has cleared things up for us about the the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series. McGregor told Comicbook.com that production will start in January 2021 and that the delay won’t affect the release date.  McGregor gave the statement at the Birds of Prey premiere in ‘Harleywood’ on Thursday night.

Early Thursday evening, Collider released a story that the Disney+ Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series had been put on hold. Shortly after, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the story stating the cause was the search for new scripts and that there would be four instead of six episodes.  McGregor denied all of that.

“It just slipped to next year, that’s all.  The scripts are really good. I think that so now that Episode IX came out and everyone at Lucasfilm’s got more time to look to spend on the writing, they felt like they wanted more time to write the episodes. I read about 80-90 percent of what they’ve written so far and it’s really, really good. And instead of shooting this August, they just want to start shooting in January, that’s all. It’s nothing more dramatic than that. It often happens in projects, they just wanted to push it to next year.” – Ewan McGregor, comicbook.com

Whew! That’s still a long time to wait for Kenobi’s story, but at least we know it is still happening.  The series will be set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  McGregor added, “the Jedi Order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him—Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It’s quite something to get over.”

Sounds exciting!! Geek GirlAuthority will be keeping a close eye on this series development. 

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