In the last few days, weird things have been happening around the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series. The main question is, what happens to the series, will it be filmed, or will it be canceled ?!
We will try to look at things around the series a bit because there is really a lot of information from various sources that talk about the different fate of the series. Multiple rumors have emerged that the series has indeed been shut down.
According to THR, Lucasfilm has not given up and is looking for a new writer to replace Hossein Amini. They also plan to reduce the series from the original six episodes to four. According to some source, the story of Kenobi would be similar to that of the Mandalorian, seeing the Jedi Master lending a protective hand to a young Luke and perhaps protecting even young Leia.
While we don’t have any official confirmation of the fate of the series from Lucasfilm and Disney+, here’s an Ewan McGregor statement for the Associated Press:
“It’s not been put on hold; it’s just been pushed back a little bit. The scripts are excellent and they just want them to be better. So we just pushed it back, but it’s not – it very dramatic, it would seem, online, there’s all kinds of shit online about it, but it’s only just slid back a bit. We’re still shooting it, I think it will still be aired when it was meant to be, and I’m really excited about it. It’ll be fun to play again.”
So, according to McGregor, the series was not canceled but delayed, and that’s encouraging news.
Obi-Wan was first played by Alec Guinness in the original movie Star Wars 1977, which died in 2000. He was succeeded by Ewan McGregor in the prequel trilogy. Various other voice actors have since played a role in other media.
We have to wait, and in the coming days, we will see what kind of information will come from Lucasfilm and Disney+ about the series. Hopefully, it will be soon, and most fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the positive news about the fate of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.