OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor On Running Into Some
Old New Friends On Set
During a chat with The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, Ewan McGregor spoke about filming the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and mentioned being very excited to run into some not-so familiar faces...
Pedro Pascal and Ewan McGregor took part in a virtual chat for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series, and while the latter was there to discuss his new Netflix drama Halston, talk inevitably turned to the now shooting Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.
Pascal, who revealed that season 3 of The Mandalorian has not started shooting yet (before almost giving something away), asked the Scottish actor about returning to the role after so many years and their shared experience of getting to visit the galaxy far, far away. McGregor, careful not to say too much, spoke about filming a scene with some Stormtroopers and realizing that he "never acted with a Stormtrooper because mine were clones, you know?"
"Insane. I was feeling like I was 6 again or something, because I’m so close to one and I got a fright, you know? So crazy. Then I asked someone, “Were there Stormtroopers in my films? Because I don’t think I’ve seen a Stormtrooper for real before.” They were like “No, they weren’t Stormtroopers; they were clones.” And Jawas, I had another scene with a little Jawa."
Utinni! No internet-shattering reveals here, but it's nice to know we'll be seeing the little hooded blighters again, and that the Empire will factor into the story.
Specific plot details are under wraps, but we do know that Obi-Wan will be set between the events of Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope, and that Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader for a confrontation with his old master. There are also rumors that younger versions of both Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa will appear, but that's yet to be confirmed.
McGregor joins Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. Their characters have not been announced.
The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow is set to helm all episodes of the series, with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on board as producer along-with Chow, Jason D. McGatlin (The Rise of Skywalker), Tracey Seaward (The Queen), and John Swartz (Rogue One).