Ewan McGregor Clarifies Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series’ Delay

The upcoming Star Wars series focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi adds a new chapter to its long-gestating development. According to several reports, the series has been put on hold by Lucasfilm, and now fans got the confirmation by none other than Ewan McGregor himself, who will play the legendary Master Jedi in the as-yet-untitled TV show. Speaking with Comicbook at the Birds of Prey premiere, McGregor explained that the series shooting will start next year. But he doesn’t think there’s a problem.

“It just slipped to next year, that’s all,” McGregor said. “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.”

The actor then added that there is “nothing dramatic” about the fact that the shooting will start in January 2021 instead of August 2020.

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“It will have the same release date, I don’t think it will affect the release date,” he added. “They’re still shooting towards having the [series] released when it was going to originally release.”

A confirmation from the protagonist of the series should be sufficient for the many Obi-Wan Kenobi fans. Nonetheless, McGregor recently confessed that he had to conceal the truth about the series development several times in the past. The star now claims not to have heard about the episode count possibly going from six to just four.

What do you think about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series delay? Do you believe Ewan McGregor’s reassurances? Let us know in the comments section below.