Ewan McGregor is ready to return to a galaxy far, far away!
During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday (October 9), the 49-year-old actor revealed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi-centered Star Wars spinoff series will begin production in March 2021.
“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose,” Ewan shared. “We start shooting it in March next year.”
The Disney+ series, which was delayed earlier this year for script re-writes, will be directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed several episodes of The Mandalorian.
Also during his interview, Ewan talked about taking inspiration from the late Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan in the original Star Wars trilogy.
“The fun thing about doing [the prequels] in the first place, when I was much younger, was trying to imagine, how would he play these scenes as a younger guy?” Ewan said. “It led me to watch a lot of his early work, which I hadn’t seen before. Brilliant movies, wonderful films that he’d been in. I had such a great time sort of studying him in those movies.”
“This time, I’m much closer in age to him,” Ewan continued. “It will be my challenge to try and meet him somewhere. I love Alec Guinness. I never got to meet him, but I love him, through his work, and it’s a great honor to try and pretend to be him.”
As of right now, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series does not have a release date.
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