Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series (Disney+)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus Series Enlists Joby Harold as New Writer

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/obi-wan-kenobi-disney-plus-series-joby-harold-1234569286/


Joby Harold has been tapped to write the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series at Disney Plus, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

Ewan McGregor confirmed last August that he would be reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had said then that “we have all the scripts written” and that shooting was slated to begin in 2020.

Deborah Chow, the director who helmed part of Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” series on Disney Plus, has been tapped to direct the Obi-Wan series.

 

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Hayden Christensen in talks to reprise his role in new Obi Wan Kenobi series. Not sure how this would work because you couldn't have them meet. However, could this be Hayden in force ghost interactions with Obi? It would be awesome if they showed vader hunting down Jedi as well.


https://lrmonline.com/news/hayden-c...ywalker-in-kenobi-series-lrm-top-shelf-rumor/
Hayden needs the work. He'll take anything, even if his face is covered by a mask.

Works for Pedro Pascal.
 

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Hayden needs the work. He'll take anything, even if his face is covered by a mask.

Works for Pedro Pascal.

I have soften on Hayden over the years. Yes, there were times I liked what he was doing and other times cringe. I think he took a bunch of heat for the Lucas and his dialogue. No he is no Oscar caliber actor but I have watched interviews with him at Cons. He really loves the franchise and really seems to care about the fans. This is more of a "good for you" thing with a tad of nostalgia.
 

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I have soften on Hayden over the years. Yes, there were times I liked what he was doing and other times cringe. I think he took a bunch of heat for the Lucas and his dialogue. No he is no Oscar caliber actor but I have watched interviews with him at Cons. He really loves the franchise and really seems to care about the fans. This is more of a "good for you" thing with a tad of nostalgia.

He got a raw deal. A few years ago he went to his first convention, I think it was SDCC and walked out knowing what had been said about him, his exile, and fans welcomed him with open arms. His reaction was great. I hope this can be redemption for him.

And, his lightsaber skills were sick.
 

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I can't think of a series I have ever looked forward to as much as this one. Ewan's portrayal as Obi Wan was the absolute best part of the pre-quels. It's unfortunate it is a limited series because I know when it ends I will want more (unless it ends right before he shows up in A New Hope then I guess).
 

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It's a wrap and 2022 can't come fast enough. Can't wait to see this on screen.

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Releasing on Star Wars Day. Nice touch. :cool:

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Releasing on Star Wars Day. Nice touch. :cool:

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Easily the most anticipated of the Disney shows for me. This better be good. I am looking forward to Asoka almost as much. Either way, it's great to be a Star Wars fan right now. The only thing that could be better is some solid news on the next movie outings.
 

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I want to like this, but Disney's record lately has been abysmal. I also don't like their continual effort to retcon the OT and the PT.

This one I think I'm going to have a lot of trouble with for that. It also feels like a really cheap stunt to bring Vader back in it as a villain to Obi-Wan.

After Boba Fett it really feels like they're treading water and not moving things forward at all. I wish for some of this they'd do a time jump to like 30 or 40 years after the Disney Trilogy so that they can start building new lore and not going in circles with Tatooine being the entire universe.

It's also becoming apparent that they're never going to retcon the DT like most fan would love to see. They're using these shows to build the groundwork for events that occurred in them and then can say "see, our trilogy fits in with everything."
 
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