During a recent interview on the “Graham Norton Show”, Ewan McGregor provided an update on the upcoming Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.
“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. It’s not all me, but it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good!
“We start shooting it in March next year,” the actor confirmed.
The chat then dove into the content of the series as a guest asked McGregor how much closer he’ll be to Alec Guinness’s portrayal in A New Hope now that both the actor and character are significantly older than their previous appearances.
“The fun thing about doing them in the first place, when I was much younger, was trying to imagine Alec Guinness and how he would play these streams as a younger guy,” McGregor said. “It led me to watch a lot of his early work, which I hadn’t seen before. Brilliant movies, wonderful films he’d been in and I just had such a great time studying him in those movies. This time, I will be much closer in age to him and it will be my challenge to sort of meet him somewhere. It’s a great honor to try and pretend to be him.”
Disney hasn’t confirmed an exact release date but with filming set to begin in March 2021, a late 2021 or early 2022 release would be expected.