Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most highly-anticipated upcoming brand new series created for streaming on the Disney+ and is based on the character of the same name of the series Obi-wan, a Jedi master. This live-action series is set after 10 years of the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is a brand new addition to the branch of Skywalker Saga, directed by Deborah Chow of The Mandalorian series.
The series will be a reunion of two of the most incredible characters of the Star Wars, the comeback of Ewan McGregor along with the character Obi-Wan Kenobi, from the Star Wars prequel trilogy and also Hayden Christensen reprising his character as Darth Vader. Other than them, the star cast is stacked with diverse talented actors such as Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjani, and Joel Edgerton and they will be a part of this live-action series.
The production of the series is underway, and the details of the much-anticipated clash between the Sith Lord and the Jedi master are kept under veil. Recently, the Obi-Wan Kenobi star, Ewan McGregor sat with The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal to talk and share his experience about his return on the Disney+ Star Wars series.
McGregor mentioned that he is working with so many of The Mandalorian’s star cast and he is just having an amazing time with them
“I just came directly from our set in the ‘Kenobi’ series and I’m with so many of your crew from ‘The Mandalorian.’ In fact, Deborah Chow is directing all of our series and I know she directed episodes of your first season. I’m having such an amazing time down there with the incredible technology, and not being in front of too much green screen and blue screen”.
Pedro Pascal then marvelled that it is an incredible experience for him, and described it as something like enjoying in an amusement park. “It’s unbelievable, isn’t it? You would think that you would have to really invent all of it in your mind, but more than any set I’ve ever been on, it’s there and meticulously created in the production design. It’s like being on an amusement park ride.”
McGregor recollected that the shooting of 90% of the scenes from the prequels involved an abundance of green sets, floors and walls and Pascal also agreed that this is altogether a new experience as the production are using stagecraft technology to create the series.
“I did the first three films in the late ‘90s and into the 2000s, and by the time you did Episode 2 and 3, literally 90% of the scenes were just on the green sets with green floors and green walls, or a blue set with blue sides and blue walls.”
“I like it. It’s like the beginning of the Hollywood. It’s almost like when they had three-sided sets all in a row, and a bunch of guys with windup cameras, and you would just go from one stage to the other, one background to the other. Well, we’re doing sort of the same thing, except just the background changes instead of the stage. I’m excited about it because I feel like anything’s possible now. That you can invent stuff, interiors or exteriors that don’t exist in the real world, put us into the environment. And also, you don’t have to fly ever. I mean, travelling has been great for the 30 years of my career, but now I just want to stay at home. I just want to work and drive home from work. I want a proper job.”
“It would be such a different experience with the same character that you were doing before- and then coming in and doing it with all this new technology.”
As it is already known that how beneficial was The Volume technology for The Mandalorian series and it is assumed that so will be for Obi-Wan Kenobi. The actor McGregor mentioned of having an amazing time on the sets, of not being experiencing too much green screen, and maybe this will upgrade his performance in the series. He had praised this technology back in 2020 that it makes his work easier and feels like everything is in place.
The comments from both the actors, McGregor and Pascal stated that how ground-breaking the technology is and LucasFilm’s investment in this technology seems to be paying off well which can be recognized from the success of The Mandalorian’s first two seasons. McGregor had a remarkable performance as the Jedi Master in the prequels, and with the use of The Volume, his character will be more winsome. The series will be streaming in 2022, only on Disney+.