Just a few days ago, Lucasfilm revealed Obi-Wan Kenobi’s cast. It had some new faces and some old ones. Also, it made sense that Lucasfilm was releasing the cast members list since principal photography was set to begin in April. Now it looks like photography has indeed begun or is about to begin since a short new video of a set piece is being circulated online.
So let us talk about that video in more detail below:
The Tiktok video shows a large outdoor set that seems to represent the architecture and environment of Tatooine. In the short video, we also see equipment and tools strewn about the set. So this probably means that the set isn’t fully made. As such it probably also means that filming or even photography hasn’t begun yet as well.
So when Lucasfilm announced that Obi-Wan Kenobi was set to begin principal photography in April, they probably meant mid to late April. After all, if this video is true then even the sets aren’t fully made yet. Also previously McGregor had said in an interview that they will be shooting the show in L.A. and in spring. So seeing all the new reports coming up about the shooting location had made him laugh. Here’s the full quote of what he said in the interview:
“We start making it in the late spring and we’re gonna be shooting it here in L.A. and not — it’s so funny, every week, there’s a new report. My dad was sending me links, saying, ‘I thought you were shooting it in L.A.’ because there’s another tabloid expose that we’re shooting it in some bizarre town somewhere. Then we’re meant to be making it in Boston and then we’re meant to be making it, no, it wasn’t Boston, it was Boston, England. But we’re not. We’re shooting it in L.A.”
You can check out the short video below:
Ewan McGregor will obviously be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the show and joining him will be Joel Edgerton, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Bonnie Piesse, Rupert Friend, and Indira Varma.
Also, how can we forget that Hayden Christensen will be returning as Darth Vader in the show. Along with him Benny Safdie, Sung Kang, and Simone Kessell will also be playing notable roles. The show will be directed by Deborah Chow, who has helmed The Mandalorian before as well.
Ewan McGregor said in an interview that they were going to shoot the show just like The Mandalorian and by using the same technology that was used in that show. This technology is called Volume tech and this allows filmmakers to shoot any kind of environment on a studio sound-stage and in real-time. So this means that Obi-Wan Kenobi will have the same magnificent quality as The Mandalorian.
Overall, we can’t wait to see the show. If the rumours about its plot are right then it’s certainly going to be a treat for Star Wars fans. Hopefully, we can get some set pics when the show actually begins filming.