There’s extra hassle within the galaxy far, distant. The as-yet untitled Disney+ sequence centred on Obi-Wan Kenobi — with Ewan McGregor returning to reprise his function — has reportedly been placed on maintain. Scripts written by Hossein Amini (Drive) have been thrown out, with Disney-owned Lucasfilm now in search of a brand new author. The Obi-Wan Disney+ sequence was deep into pre-production and deliberate to start filming quickly, however crew members at Pinewood Studios, London have now been despatched house. For what it is price, the present is not cancelled — simply delayed. McGregor and director Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) stay hooked up to their respective roles.
Collider was the primary to carry phrase of the brand new behind-the-scenes growth on the Obi-Wan Kenobi prequel sequence at Disney+, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming the report shortly after. Per one particular person who spoke to THR, the story was a difficulty because it “trod related floor as The Mandalorian, seeing the Jedi grasp — that is Kenobi — lending a protecting hand to a younger Luke and maybe even a younger Leia, maybe mirroring how the Mandalorian took Child Yoda beneath his protecting custody.” One other one who spoke to THR mentioned Lucasfilm is trying to scale the Obi-Wan sequence down from six to 4 episodes.
Two individuals acquainted with the matter who spoke to Collider mentioned a brand new timeframe has not been given to the crew and that it could be down “indefinitely”. On the similar time, Collider says the plan is to remodel the scripts — solely two episodes had been written thus far, per THR — and hope to enter manufacturing in summer time 2020. However that would all the time change. Disney had no remark. The report posits that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy would relatively get the story proper earlier than they start filming.
Contemplating the latest historical past of Star Wars, that will be the smarter resolution. Rogue One underwent main reshoots with co-writer Tony Gilroy taking up from Gareth Edwards. Solo administrators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have been fired deep into manufacturing, with Ron Howard taking up. Colin Trevorrow was eliminated as writer-director from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker early on, with J.J. Abrams returning within the function. And the Recreation of Thrones creators exited their Star Wars deal. Even the Obi-Wan prequel was initially deliberate as a film with a unique director, however that is not the case now, probably attributable to Solo‘s failures.
It is a unstable time for Star Wars, although there are nonetheless many tasks in growth. Along with the Obi-Wan sequence, there is a second season for The Mandalorian, and a Rogue One prequel centred on Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). For the massive display, Lucasfilm is growing a trilogy from The Final Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson, a movie from Marvel chief Kevin Feige, and probably one other from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.