Ewan McGregor is very excited about working on the Obi-Wan series and expressed his positive thoughts about the project as he looks forward to it more than he did with the Star Wars prequels.
In a recent interview with ACE Universe, Ewan McGregor revealed that he was looking forward to the Disney+ TV series and can’t wait to make the show that will be using the revolutionary StageCraft technology that was developed for The Mandalorian.
The brand new filming technique uses a room encompassed in LED screens for a more immersive and easy-to-change environment. The tech was recently showcased on Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which offers an in-depth look at the production on the hit Disney+ series.
The reports come as a shocking revelation as many thought Disney had put a pin on the Obi-Wan series completely and there weren’t any plans of reviving it during this pandemic season but we guessed wrong.
At the beginning of the year, there were some behind the scenes of the Obi-Wan series starring McGregor but everything now appears to be on track and we will be seeing a new Star Wars TV series soon.
According to the 49-year-old actor via Forbes: “I think I am going to enjoy it much more…(the prequels) were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set,” McGregor said about the new series.
“I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen…it’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel realer for us as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”
Ewan McGregor is very excited about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and can’t wait to start
The Disney TV show will be about the legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi who was a nobleman and gifted in the ways of the Force. He trained Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), served as a general in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, and guided Luke Skywalker as a mentor.
Though many actors have expressed disinterest with working on Star Wars films behind CGI and green screen, we could say without the first films and George Lucas’ continuous drive and talent to push film development forward since the 1980s, we wouldn’t have gotten the progress we see now with the Mandalorian and the rest of the projects.
After more than 20 years of working behind CGI screens, we can say a lot has improved since then and more is to come. We look forward to the Obi-Wan series and hope we get to see more of Baby Yoda too.
Ewan Gordon McGregor is a Scottish actor known internationally for his various film roles, including independent dramas, science-fiction epics, and musicals. Apart from his role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), he has been other films and series such as Beauty and the Beast (2017), Doctor Sleep (2019), appeared as Black Mask in DC Extended Universe superhero film Birds of Prey (2020), Camerlengo Father Patrick McKenna in Angels and Demons (2009), to mention but a few.
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