Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Sequence Positioned on Maintain, New Scripts Sought

Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Placed on Hold, New Scripts Sought

Alec Bojalad

Jan 23, 2020

Disney+ has positioned the manufacturing of its Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence starring Ewan McGregor on maintain because it heads again to the drafting board.

Final week the Web had a nasty feeling about Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence. Seems that dangerous feeling might have been warranted.

As first reported by Collider, the Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence starring Ewan McGregor has been positioned on maintain in the interim at Disney+ and the solid and crew has been despatched house because the studio begins the method of retooling the challenge. In accordance with studies, Luscasfilm president and Obi-Wan producer Kathleen Kennedy was sad with the primary two scripts written for the challenge and now Disney+ might be in search of out new scripts.

The Hollywood Reporter clarifies that Ewan McGregor stays hooked up to the challenge, reprising his position because the titular Kenobi the he portrayed in George Lucas’s prequel sequence. Additionally nonetheless within the fold is director Deborah Chow who grew to become the primary feminine director of a Star Wars challenge in The Mandalorian. Hossein Amini was hooked up as a author for the sequence however with Disney now soliciting new scripts is probably going not within the image.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence was comparatively far into manufacturing with the studio even display testing actors alongside McGregor. It is unclear why Disney opted to start out over now although THR speculates that it might have one thing to do with the spirit of the Obi-Wan hewing too carefully to The Mandalorian. Whereas it was beforehand confirmed that the Obi-Wan present would happen roughly eight years after the occasions of Revenge of the Sith, THR’s report means that within the unique scripts for this sequence Obi-Wan would function a protector to younger Luke and Leia Skywalker just like The Mandalorian‘s “Child Yoda” plot.

Talking of hypothesis, this information might sound acquainted to people who frolicked on the Web simply six days in the past when studies started to emerge that Ewan McGregor had stop and the Obi-Wan sequence was on the verge of being canceled. Nameless sources reached out to The Wrap to make clear that the rumor that the sequence was being canceled was unfaithful. However clearly there was a kernel of reality someplace in there. All was not properly behind the scenes on the unnamed Obi-Wan sequence.

The information of an Obi-Wan delay comes at a precarious time for the connection between Lucasfilm and Disney. Whereas The Mandalorian was an unambiguous success for Disney+, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker struggled with poor viewers and demanding reception in theaters. With Star Wars’ Disney cousin Marvel persevering with to shine, expectations for the franchise are excessive. Now it appears as if new sequence like Obi-Wan are beginning to really feel the load of these expectations.

It is unknown when manufacturing will resume however sources instructed Collider that they have been looking forward to the summer season. The whole schedule of upcoming Star Wars film and TV releases may be discovered right here.

Alec Bojalad is TV Editor at Den of Geek and TCA member. Learn extra of his stuff right here. Observe him at his creatively-named Twitter deal with @alecbojalad