Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Gives Update On Kenobi Series Production

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(Go to around the 6-minute mark for McGregor’s comments on the Kenobi series.)

Say what you want about the Disney era of Star Wars…. But there is no denying the fact that it’s produced some amazing content. From Rogue One to The Mandalorian, Disney and Lucasfilm have proved that they are capable of capturing the heart of Star Wars. Now, Ewan McGregor appears to confirm that the trend will continue with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series; Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor took part in the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, California last August.
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

McGregor recently spoke with ACE Universe, and of course the conversation turned to Star Wars. In the interview (around the 6-minute mark of the video above), McGregor talks about production of the upcoming Kenobi series. Based on his comments, it appears his new series will employ some of the filming techniques that have made The Mandalorian so visually stunning.

Kenobi Series enters the “Volume”

If you’re unfamiliar, The Mandalorian utilizes cutting edge, immersive filming technology to seamlessly blend its practical and visual effects. The show is filmed in what can be described as a real-life Star Trek holodeck. According to McGregor, the Kenobi series will follow suit:

I think I am going to enjoy it much more…(the prequels) were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set. I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen…it’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel realer for us as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”

The Mandalorian; Kenobi Series
Filming The Mandalorian in the “Volume.” Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

You can learn all about the “Volume” by watching the behind-the-scenes documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on Disney+.  Indeed, the technology is truly remarkable. Actor Chris Bartlett, who portrayed both the Ferryman and Zero in The Mandalorian, even described filming of the show as “the most real thing you could imagine.” Knowing that the Kenobi series will employ the same technology to continue Obi-Wan’s story speaks, pardon the pun, volumes.

The as-yet-untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series begins production early next year.

Source: ACE Universe, via starwarsnewsnet.com

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