Yesterday it was announced that production had been shut down indefinitely on the Disney+ Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series featuring Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the Star Wars Prequel trilogy. According to the reports, Kathleen Kenned was not happy with the scripts and shut everything down until the stories were on par with what fans deserve. Thanks to a press event yesterday to promote Birds of Prey, several reporters had the chance to ask McGregor about the delay and it seems like he thinks this is much ado about nothing. Here’s what he said.
“We just pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year. The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it. All this bulls— about creative differences and all that stuff is, none of it true.“
“We just pushed the dates, they want — [the] last episode Episode IX just came out, everyone had more time to read the stuff that had been written, and they felt that they wanted to do more work on it. So they slid the shoot. It’s not nearly as dramatic as it sounds online.“
“The show start shooting in January. I think they want to keep the same release date so it’s not really gonna affect the viewer in any way. It just simply gives them more time to write, make the scripts even better.”