Disney+’s The Mandalorian managed to wow everyone when it came out, and now fans are excited for the arrival of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Rumors have been going around recently that the show has caught a snag with the episodes reduced to 4 from 8, and Ewan McGregor himself has decided to comment on the matter.
Talking to ComicBook, McGregor says, “I haven’t heard of that.” While it’s possible that McGregor has yet to get the details of what went down behind the scenes, he goes on to say that this is not something to fuss over too much. He says:
“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.”
Originally, the movie was said to be a film, but after the anthology movies like Rogue One and Solo ended up being BTS nightmares, Lucasfilm has decided to put those projects on hold, opting for Disney+ releases which look to take less risk.
Personally I would love a film, and with a character like Obi-Wan, I’m sure people would go out to see it. Though some people like to trash on Solo, a lot of people agree that the movie was good, but it simply had terrible marketing; I mean, the film had to go up against Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 when it came out, and with Disney holding the promotions, it was inevitable that the movie wouldn’t get the proper buzz.
No release date has been set for Disney+’s Obi-Wan series.