Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Drops Details About the Anticipated Series

Obi-Wan Kenobi author drops some particulars concerning the anticipated sequence

In a latest interview with Michael Slavin over at Discussing Film, Obi-Wan Kenobi author, Hossein Amini, supplied some juicy particulars concerning the upcoming Disney+ sequence, together with a manufacturing begin date, and why he got here aboard the undertaking.

According to the author, who started work on Obi-Wan virtually two years in the past when director Stephen Daldry was prepping it as a two-hour Star Wars Story movie, the plan is to start manufacturing in July, which jibes with Ewen McGregor’s previous comments a few summer season begin date. Amini additionally confirmed that the present will span the interval between episodes III and IV, and can see the titular Jedi adjusting to a quickly altering galaxy with out his pals or the order he that he believed in — a narrative the author believes will play out higher in sequence kind than it will have on the massive display screen.

“The situation is so complex both for him personally and in a way, the state of the galaxy, you sort of need time to explore it and to be honest there are loads of other stories within that period as well, it’s quite a few years,” Amini mentioned. “There is so much going on between episode III and IV that hasn’t been explored. The idea of being able to go into a character journey plus the politics and plus all the vastness of the Empire and what’s going on is exciting just because it feels like a proper period of history and sometimes that is hard to do in two hours.”

Amini then went on to clarify what elements drew him to the undertaking.

“I loved Star Wars because I’ve always been interested in different religions, like the whole notion of the samurai I’ve always loved, there are so many aspects of Star Wars that particularly appealed to me when I was a kid and it’s been actually really exciting being able to look at all the animated series and read many of the books it’s a whole world and galaxy that I’ve loved diving into,” he mentioned.

Finally, Amini mentioned the Lucasfilm Story Group, or, “the keepers of canon connectivity,” who he describes as devoted followers who had been “incredibly helpful” throughout the writing course of. He additionally admitted that he has but to see the upcoming Disney+ sequence The Mandalorian, nor did he enable what he did know concerning the sequence to form his writing on Obi-Wan — an attention-grabbing remark contemplating Obi-Wan sequence director, Deborah Chow, directed an episode of The Mandalorian.

“I haven’t seen any of (The Mandalorian) except for the trailer,”he mentioned.I’ve solely seen as a lot as you may have. I’m actually excited to see it, but it surely hasn’t actually affected what I’ve been doing significantly. I’m an enormous fan of Rogue One, so the trailer for The Mandalorian seems unbelievable.”

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The new sequence will happen eight years after the occasions of Revenge of the Sith, the place we final noticed Obi-Wan delivering the toddler Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead. The sequence will likely be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) and directed by Deborah Chow. Chow, Amini, and McGregor will function Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will function co-producer.

McGregor took over the position of Obi-Wan for the Star Wars prequel trilogy 20 years in the past from the late Alec Guinness. His final live-action look was in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. However, McGregor additionally lent his voice to Rey’s Force imaginative and prescient in The Force Awakens. Additionally, McGregor hasn’t been shy about his want to reprise his position.

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Two years in the past, director Stephen Daldry was supposedly lined as much as direct a standalone Obi-Wan movie. Unfortunately, the dismal field workplace efficiency of Solo: A Star Wars Story put all of the spinoff motion pictures on maintain.

No different particulars concerning the potential Obi-Wan sequence are at present accessible. A couple of Star Wars novels and comics have explored Obi-Wan’s life on Tatooine between Episodes III and IV. Obi-Wan additionally had a memorable rematch with Darth Maul in Star Wars Rebels. But any story course for the brand new present is solely conjecture at this level.