Ewan McGregor’s finally broken his silence about the upcoming Kenobi series on Disney Plus after all the rumours about the show having been cancelled.
It turns out the series hasn’t been cancelled nor delayed, which is fantastic news.
The Scottish actor revealed this information during a recent interview with ComicBook.com, in which they were meant to be talking about the new DC Comics movie, Birds of Prey.
They did talk about the movie, but it wasn’t long before McGregor was being asked to comment on the Kenobi TV series over at Disney Plus.
This was when he revealed that the show was still happening and that it hadn’t been delayed.
However, he did admit that filming on the series had been pushed back a bit, but not enough to delay the show’s release.
Disney Plus’ Kenobi series is still going ahead
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Here’s what Ewan McGregor had to say about the Disney Plus Kenobi TV show during the interview:
It just slipped to next year, that’s all.
This was when McGregor then revealed that he had read the scripts already and he teased that they were really good.
The scripts are really good. I think that so now that Episode IX came out and everyone at Lucasfilm’s got more time to look to spend on the writing, they felt like they wanted more time to write the episodes.
I read about 80-90 per cent of what they’ve written so far and it’s really, really good.
And instead of shooting this August, they just want to start shooting in January, that’s all. It’s nothing more dramatic than that. It often happens in projects, they just wanted to push it to next year.
Ewan McGregor’s read the Kenobi scripts and likes them a lot
He finished off by claiming that Kenobi’s release date on Disney Plus hasn’t been pushed back at all, despite the delay in getting shooting underway.
It will have the same release date, I don’t think it will affect the release date. They’re still shooting towards having the [series] released when it was going to originally release.
So, it sounds like all is good as far as the Kenobi TV show is concerned.
What do you make of this news? Are you glad to hear McGregor say that he’s read the Kenobi scripts and that they’re really good?
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