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Title: Kenobi (Disney+) - (SPOILERS possible)
Post by: Jeff on June 22, 2015, 05:22 PM
Ewan McGregor Wants to Jump Back Into 'Star Wars' (https://www.yahoo.com/movies/ewan-mcgregor-wants-to-be-obi-wan-kenobi-again-122173438742.html)

Proving once again that everyone loves money.  Or hates George Lucas.  One of those, I guess.  :-X


**adding spoilers to the title as some of the casting will spoil characters appearing in the series...
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Nicklab on June 22, 2015, 05:59 PM
I read that earlier this afternoon.  I think it would be interesting to explore Obi-Wan Kenobi's story after the events of Revenge Of The Sith.  And I think Ewan McGregor is a really good actor, too.  In fact, I just finished watching his documentary series "Long Way Round" that he filmed shortly after production for Revenge Of The Sith wrapped production.

I think there have been times where it's been cool to hate on Star Wars.  But I think in the case of Ewan McGregor he went into the experience of making the prequels with the expectation that it would be like the OT with these fantastic sets.  But the reality of making the PT was that a lot of the work was done in front of blue and green screens.  From the perspective of an actor I can imagine that could be a little demoralizing.  You're expecting to be able to immerse yourself in this otherworldly place that informs your performance, but then you're standing on some decorative floor with a bunch of green screens around you.

The approach that J.J. Abrams is taking with the practical effects and sets have to be a much more enticing situation for the actors.  Mark Hamill went into this saying that he would be far more interested if the sequel trilogy films incorporated physical sets and practical effects.  And now these actors get to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars as they might have hoped to when they saw the original films.  Plus, in the case of Obi-Wan Kenobi?  There are rumors that there are echoes of his past that pop up in the new Sequel Trilogy.  And some discussions have even gone so far as to mention a resolution to the Darth Maul story arc in just such a project.  Perhaps something that even draws from that Visionaries graphic novel.  So I think a Star Wars Anthology film that follows Obi-Wan Kenobi might resonate further than the one individual film.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: JediJman on June 23, 2015, 10:40 AM
I also think its just human nature to get nostalgic about past events.  in most cases, age dulls the bitterness of the present and leaves you with mostly good memories of past successes.  Obiwan and Palps were the only two characters showing any life in the prequels...not surprising that people would want Ewan back for more.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Phrubruh on June 24, 2015, 09:26 AM
I recently rewatched TPM and noticed that it had the most physical sets of the three while the other two where basically cartoons. Most of the aliens were people in masks. McGregor didn't have a lot to do in that movie and his scenes were mostly CG.

If they did make a one off movie with Obiwan in it, they should go with a young version of him and use James Arnold Taylor. He does Obiwan better than McGregor does anyway.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Dave on July 8, 2015, 01:56 PM
There is certainly the possibility that the graphic could be bogus.  But with the rumors of Ewan McGregor returning for an Obi-Wan film and previous rumors of Boba Fett being involved in an anthology film?  It gives you the sense that this could be legit.

This is the first I've heard of a Kenobi film.  Is that just someone trolling, informed speculation, or confirmed?

I'd love to see some Ewan as Kenobi, interacting with Yoda, and taking out an Inquisitor or two.  Heck, maybe even interacting with Ashoka.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2015, 02:02 PM
It's a film rumor, but nothing confirmed.

That's been outed as fake, so I'd guess it's just someone running with that character's name coming up again and again is all.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2015, 09:56 AM
There is certainly the possibility that the graphic could be bogus.  But with the rumors of Ewan McGregor returning for an Obi-Wan film and previous rumors of Boba Fett being involved in an anthology film?  It gives you the sense that this could be legit.

This is the first I've heard of a Kenobi film.  Is that just someone trolling, informed speculation, or confirmed?

I'd love to see some Ewan as Kenobi, interacting with Yoda, and taking out an Inquisitor or two.  Heck, maybe even interacting with Ashoka.

Ewan McGregor has expressed on multiple occasions his interest in doing an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film.  He said as much recently in a Hollywood Reporter article (https://www.yahoo.com/movies/ewan-mcgregor-wants-to-be-obi-wan-kenobi-again-122173438742.html) that ran on June 22nd.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jeff on July 9, 2015, 10:42 AM
I'm kinda torn on Kenobi.  On one hand, I'd like to see Ewan reprise the role for a new movie about old Ben...  but on the other hand, what does he do?

I've always kind of imagined he just lived out his days in the desert, studying Jedi stuff and watching over Luke.  I just assumed he never really did much because why would he? 
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2015, 11:21 AM
I think Ewan was a great PT Obi-Wan.  He captured the essence of what Alec Guiness made of the character in the OT.  As for what he does during his exile?

-He seems to know a lot about Mos Eisley.  He said as much to Luke in ANH, that "You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy".  And when it came to the Cantina?  He offered up "Most of the best star pilots can be found here.  But watch your step.  This place can be a little rough".  So has Obi-Wan actually travelled off of Tatooine between the events of Episodes 3 and 4?  His knowledge of the pilots who frequent the Cantina seems to indicate that he may have employed their services at some point in time.

-There's a rumor related to Obi-Wan Kenobi that's emerged in spoilers for THE FORCE AWAKENS.  And some backstory for that rumor might be in order to flesh out that story.

-Obi-Wan seems to have been watching out for Luke during his exile.  What has that entailed?  Has he been on the lookout for any Imperials that might be searching?  An Inquisitor?  Tusken Raiders?  And Obi-Wan has definitely earned the disdain of Owen Lars.  Just handing off a newborn to a couple doesn't necessarily earn you the title of "crazy old man" without some backstory.

-Yoda said that he had training for Obi-Wan during his exile on Tatooine.  So will we see Obi-Wan in his hut, meditating, learning the secrets of becoming One with The Force?  Or even communicating with Yoda via The Force?  It doesn't seem to be the stuff of an sci-fi/fantasy adventure, but it's a plot point worth exploring.

-There's also the dangling Darth Maul survival plot point that's carried over from THE CLONE WARS.  The comic limited series didn't bring that storyline to a complete close.


I think there's the material there to make a film.  But it's in a somewhat unenviable position of having to touch on what may be some very specific plot points.  And I think that was one of the pitfalls of the prequels, where all of these very particular events needed to be addressed.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: P-Siddy on July 9, 2015, 11:22 AM
I've always kind of imagined he just lived out his days in the desert, studying Jedi stuff and watching over Luke.  I just assumed he never really did much because why would he?

Exactly.  I doubt he'd leave Tatooine to fight an Inquisitor.  And if he's fighting Inquisitors on Tatooine, that would ring bells that Tatooine is a hot spot for Jedi activity.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Darby on July 9, 2015, 11:44 AM
There's enormous potential for an Obi-Wan movie (or movies). It's unrealistic he stayed in his hut for 20 years and did nothing, especially with him being a foundational member of the nascent rebellion. As others have mentioned, we know from the films that Obi has a somewhat active history on Tatooine: he has familiarity with Mos Eisley (a spaceport, what's he doing there if he's not going anywhere?), he has a contentious relationship with Uncle Owen, and he has some experience with Tusken Raiders. There could be a little or a lot there for a movie depending on how you approach it.

Most importantly, there are two outstanding items I think make for potential stories. Darth Maul is one, as has been mentioned; with his resurrection being canon and his story unresolved at the end of CW, there's some possibility there.

Most of all, Vader. At the end of ROTS, Obi-Wan leaves Anakin for dead. He has no reason to believe he survived. In ANH, Obi-Wan knows who Vader is. How? If he sat in his hut for 20 years and did nothing, there's no way he could know. Clearly they had a subsequent encounter between films that explains this. How you navigate that and maintain Luke's secrecy is the story. Obviously, Obi-Wan leaves Tatooine for some reason at some point, and in the course of that runs into Vader.

I loved Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan. Definitely the best thing about the PT. I'd love to see him again.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: P-Siddy on July 9, 2015, 12:36 PM
Not necessarily that .  Obi-wan could have learned information about Vader from the holonet or information from smugglers or Asohka.  Anakin was already known as Vader on Mustafar.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jeff on July 9, 2015, 12:50 PM
In ANH, Obi-Wan knows who Vader is. How?

It's been a while since I watched ROTS, but I'm pretty sure Yoda says something about Anakin being consumed by "Darth Vader" in the Jedi Temple video room?  Right after they watch the temple security video/holo of Palps and Anakin/Vader at the temple... 

I could buy that he would be surprised to find out Anakin/Vader lived, but I thought he knew Anakin=Vader from the Jedi Temple stuff.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: P-Siddy on July 9, 2015, 01:46 PM
In that temple scene, Palpatine uses "Lord Vader" to address Anakin, doesn't he?
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Darby on July 9, 2015, 02:13 PM
Taking he knows vader=anakin as a given he still doesn't know he's alive.  You can't let a narrative goldmine like his finding out go to a phone call. Especially with Disney looking to mine the franchise for all its worth.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: P-Siddy on July 9, 2015, 02:36 PM
I get what your saying about it from a story standpoint, but I'd find it hard to believe that Tatooine would be devoid of any news after the fall of the Republic.  I would think the propaganda machine would be working overtime for any citizen to report on any Jedi that have fled and gone underground... and I would think that an image of the Emperor's Right Hand man would be menacing enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone and there'd be rumors going around of a man in black with his helmet and breathing that goes by the name Vader making it to all parts of the galaxy.

I guess that's why when Vader says that he sense a presence he hasn't felt since... I always took it to mean Ben and that their last encounter was on Mustafar.... (the whole master and apprentice conversation during their duel) otherwise, if Vader and Kenobi face off again, then somehow Ben 'wins' again and escapes, it'll make Vader look poorly as a Sith. 

But of course, Vader would know that Ben is still alive, so I would think he'd be looking for him for revenge... so... I don't know.  It's tough since the writers are already painted in a corner with pre-existing storylines (like the prequels)... if they go this route.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Darby on July 9, 2015, 03:36 PM
Fair points. I don't know - and it could be my memory failing me here - how 'known' Vader is to the general public. That being said, it's conceivable Obi-Wan in his seclusion would be unaware of a lot of what is going on out there in the galaxy. And your earlier point about Ahsoka - that's fair with her being in play now as far as the Rebels era. With Ahsoka having learned the truth (apparently) about Anakin, it's a hop skip and a jump to her relaying this to Obi-Wan, though one must assume she doesn't know where he is.

As far as Vader being diminished by another bout with Obi-Wan, I understand where you're coming from with that for sure, but I think a fight in which Obi escapes with his life just barely only reinforces Vader. After seeing a cartoon glimpse of Vader demolishing the Rebels crew, I'd be thrilled to watch the real deal demolish a little past his prime Obi-Wan who may think he's got a step on an older, damaged Anakin. It would be fan service for sure (or heresy for some) but it's one of those questions hanging between films begging for an answer. Obi-Wan finding out is huge; him finding out without the two of them locking horns again would be disappointing and unrealistic. Though not without pitfalls for sure.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Dave on July 9, 2015, 03:52 PM
I would prefer there is no Obi-Wan / Vader confrontation.

I like the fact that he has been hiding under the radar protecting Luke (and Leia?).  And when they run in to each other at the Death Star its the first time they've actually encountered each other since Mustafar.

He would only come out of hiding for important issues.  Maybe if Luke/Leia are in danger.  Maybe he could develop a way to hide his presence from Vader/Emperor and while going on covert rebel missions slip out unseen just as Vader arrives.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2015, 06:05 PM
Well, within the Empire itself, Vader seems obviously very well known throughout the trilogy...  Everyone from Admirals down to lowly ensigns seem to know not to piss him off at least.

Now, galaxy-wide, who knows, but I've always figured the Empire was pretty significant around the Galaxy, and thus I'd think Vader is a topic people bring up.  I don't know that many (beyond Palps/Tarkin) know Vader is who he was though.  Tarkin seems to know little of Palpatine's ultimate background even.

I like to think though, that Vader's a pretty known guy.  Consider this...  Lando even seems to know how to address him properly ("Lord Vader" and all that jazz), and he's just a guy running a mining town out in the galaxy.  One of possibly literally millions or even billions (or more?) type places.  Fett knows this title to address him by as well.

All little stuff, and drifting off topic some, but ultimately then I believe Kenobi's well aware of Vader and who he is, personally.  I think Vader has a reputation he's built up.  He's maybe more infamous than famous?
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2015, 06:59 PM
I think there's the possibility that Obi-Wan knows of Vader because he knows that Darth Vader has been hunting the Jedi.  Yes, Obi-Wan came across the security recordings of Vader attacking the Jedi Temple as part of Order 66, complete with Vader killing Jedi.  But Obi-Wan spoke to Luke in his hut about Vader as if he knew more:

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A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father. Now the Jedi are all but extinct. Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force.

So has Obi-Wan learned of Vader's hunt from other Jedi in hiding?  Or is it more publically known?  Does the Empire have some sort of standing bounty on the Jedi?  And is Darth Vader the face of this galactic manhunt?
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 9, 2015, 11:18 PM
Obi-Wan knows that Anakin survived and the armored figure being called Darth Vader is him because Qui-Gonn tells him.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Nicklab on April 14, 2016, 02:04 PM
I was watching Collider's Jedi Council on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzX5DMgA48Y&t=4092s) last night, and the topic of an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film came up.  And two of the guests on the panel were Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan on REBELS) and Sam Witwer (Emporer Palpatine and Maul on REBELS).  Both voice actors are pretty tapped in to what's going on at Lucasfilm, despite the fact that they can't discuss anything about their show.  However, Freddie Prinze Jr. did offer that some 30+ scripts have been pitched to Lucasfilm/Disney about Obi-Wan Kenobi during his years in exile on Tatooine.  Frankly, I was shocked to hear that just that many concepts had been pitched!

What also came up is that Ewan McGregor has met with Kathleen Kennedy (http://collider.com/star-wars-ewan-mcgregor-obi-wan-spinoff/), the head of Lucasfilm about the project.  And he has also expressed an interest in working on the project with a director he has worked with in the past.  When I heard that, I instantly thought of Danny Boyle.  And if that were to happen, I would be most interested in the direction of that project!
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Darby on April 18, 2016, 08:09 PM
I'd be over the moon for a Danny Boyle Obi-Wan movie, or really any Obi-Wan movie. 30+ pitches... in a way I'm not surprised. This is probably the most pitch ready movie of all when it comes to these anthology movies.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2017, 03:18 PM
Rumor for now, but Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/obi-wan-kenobi-star-wars-film-planned-director-talks-1030505[/url) is claiming that Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a Star Wars standalone movie centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

There have been so many "Ewan wants to be Kenobi again" stories, that I wonder if he would do it... I supposed that depends on how old/young Obi-Wan is in the movie, obviously.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Dave on August 17, 2017, 04:56 PM
Maybe its just me, but I don't think there is any reason to do an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie without Ewan.

I loved Ewan as Obi-Wan, but don't fundamentally find the Obi-Wan character or story line all that unique / interesting.  I don't care how good the script is, I don't think I would be at all interested in an Obi-Wan reboot / recasting.

If they had a script that needed a Jedi in the OT time frame and couldn't make it a Kenobi/Ewan story, I would rather they create an all new Jedi (like Kanan) and tell a story around that character.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: JediJman on August 17, 2017, 06:03 PM
I think they would have to use Ewan and focus on the timeline between E3 and E4.  He's already fairly young in TPM, so I think they would need to recast him if they went the Young Obi-Wan route.  Not a fan of that. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Scockery on August 17, 2017, 08:11 PM
They'll make this as they continue re-filming A NEW HOPE, like they are secretly are with the Han Solo prequel. Gradually piece together Episode 4 from a few stand alone movies.

That's what I would do. LOL.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jesse James on August 17, 2017, 08:21 PM
I thot there was an interview with EM that he said he'd be interested in it?
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Darby on August 17, 2017, 08:39 PM
McGregor has been pretty vocal that he'd come back, so the idea he's unattached at this point is odd. He might just be waiting for a script. I'm all about an Obi Wan movie. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: McMetal on August 17, 2017, 11:09 PM
Yeah, if they bring Ewan back I think this could be really good.

I could see it taking place post ROTS too, dude couldn't have just sat in a hut for 20 years.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 19, 2017, 12:07 PM
I think it would be a movie with potential, but Disney/Lucasfilm needs to get away from the main characters with the anthology movies.

Give me the Magnificent Seven told with Jedi that survived order 66!  There's an entire galaxy to explore, but they can't get away from the main character.

I would rather have a dozen Rogue One type movies than the Han Solo movie, or even an Obi-Wan movie.  Their stories have been told.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Scockery on August 19, 2017, 10:48 PM
Han Solo sequel guaranteed. It'll be Magnificent Seven. They'll pretend they aren't copying the old Marvel comics and replace FAN FAVORITE JAXXON with some silly alien, and Antonie Fuqua, who has made that type of movie at least 3 times, could be hired to direct then fired and replaced with...Brett Ratner or someone.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jeff on May 10, 2018, 02:09 PM
First there were rumors that Ewan McGregor would be on the red carpet for tonight's Solo premiere...

Then this Kenobi Pre-production blurb from FanthaTracks (https://www.fanthatracks.com/news/film-music-tv/exclusive-obi-wan-kenobi-movie-in-pre-production-filming-scheduled-for-spring-2019/)... 

Official Announcement coming soon or fake news?

Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2018, 11:58 PM
OWK: The Reckoning

An ďExpendables styleĒ film where OWK gets all these semi retired Rogue Jedi together and they hand the galaxy itís ass.  Dolph Lundgren plays Kit Fister, Kit Fistoís you get brother.  Jason Statham plays bald Jedi who just kills people and doesnít say much.  And much like Peter Cushing being digitally put into Rogue One, Charles Bronson is digitally added in as a Jedi who says even less than Stathamís Jedi and he seriously just kills everyone.

Oh and Mace Windu is back because we never saw a body and I wanna revive that conspiracy theory from the PT days.
Title: Re: Star Wars Spin-Off Rumors - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Post by: Nicklab on May 11, 2018, 07:26 AM
I saw this circulating again, too.  Seeing how the rumor has kept going for what, 3 years now?  It seems really clear that this project has been in development for some time.  And I think that they have been deliberately taking their time to develop projects the right way, despite Bob Iger stating that Disney wants to release a new Star Wars film ever yet.

I think in this case Lucasfilm wants to keep the Obi-Wan project under wraps until they're absolutely ready to go public about it.  In large part because I think they're trying to right the ship.  There was a somewhat polarized reaction to THE LAST JEDI.  They had to bring in a second director to re-shape ROGUE ONE, which we only learned long after the fact.  They had two successive projects that had director changes in varying stages of production (Solo and Episode 9).  And on top of that there was the Josh Trank/Boba Fett debacle where that project got shelved. I think Lucasfilm is being a bit more guarded given that track record.
Title: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Jesse James on August 23, 2019, 10:20 PM
https://www.facebook.com/169299103121699/posts/2616008188450766?s=100002787353855&sfns=mo

Starring Ewan ďHello thereĒ McGregor anínat. 

Also a friend noted on the timeline shown at D23, Solo spans years on it. 😶
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 24, 2019, 12:41 AM
As long as Obi-Wan stays on Tatooine, Iím happy to watch!
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2019, 02:13 AM
I just hope he rolls around from town to town in a tricked out green landspeeder solving mysteries... :D
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Dave on August 24, 2019, 03:32 PM
Ewan as Obi-Wan was fantastic.  I'm looking forward to this.

Honestly, I'm more interested in seeing well done "TV shows" than more movies. 
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Jesse James on August 24, 2019, 11:20 PM
Think you can tell a lot more on a format like this than a film so Iím excited.  Ewan was the best PT actor too so glad to see him doing this.  Heís not exactly needing the work or anything.
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Muftak on August 24, 2019, 11:28 PM
Because I am never satisfied, as soon as this was confirmed I started wishing and hoping for an appearance by Liam Neeson from time to time as the Ghost of Qui-Gon.
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Muftak on August 24, 2019, 11:34 PM
Also a friend noted on the timeline shown at D23, Solo spans years on it. 😶

It should:

(https://i2.wp.com/caps.pictures/201/8-solo/full/solo-movie-screencaps.com-1603.jpg?strip=all)
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2019, 02:40 AM
Good point, I forgot the big gap at the films beginning.

Still I think thereís hope with the Kenobi series ultimately having a quasi-tie to the end of Solo sort of.  I wonder if that was the plan all along.  Iíd love to see the Solo sequel in whatever format at this point.
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Dave on August 26, 2019, 11:56 AM
I'd love to see Solo become a weekly series on Disney + as well.

I think the mini-adventures that Han and Chewie could go on would be fantastic in this format.

Looking at IMDB it doesn't look like Alden Ehrenreich is very busy either.
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2019, 01:51 AM
Iíve been impressed with their ability to get the actual actors to reprise roles so easily.  If Iím getting D+ old be interested in almost anything g they try. 
Title: Re: Disney Announces ObiWan Kenobi show on Disney Plus
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2019, 10:56 AM
I was glad to see this news come out while I was on vacation.  Ewan McGregor did an excellent job developing the Obi-Wan Kenobi character through the prequels, and I'm excited to see his take on Obi-Wan becoming Ben Kenobi.  I'm also hopeful that Joel Edgerton will be signing on to reprise his role as Owen Lars.  They cast a solid actor for the role in AOTC and ROTS, and having him return for this series would provide some excellent connective tissue so that when Phil Brown's Owen says "that wizard's just a crazy old man" there will be more to it.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 28, 2019, 07:13 PM
Some new insights into the Kenobi mini-series. (http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2019/10/ewan-mcgregor-talks-about-obi-wan.html?fbclid=IwAR3d-y8g6axhpqAglGFd_zm8UsZAFmxxaXxIa1Q-XbshGJuPECWqpV7efHo)
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Nicklab on January 23, 2020, 08:20 PM
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series that was announced for Disney+ has been put on hold.  Deborah Chow remains on the project as director, and the delay has been cited as LFL wanting significant story revisions:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/obi-wan-kenobi-series-hold-as-calls-goes-new-scripts-1272499 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/obi-wan-kenobi-series-hold-as-calls-goes-new-scripts-1272499)
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Muftak on January 23, 2020, 10:38 PM
I am so okay with this I am borderline pleased to hear it. I am tired of the writing being weighed as less important than the scheduled release date. I can wait for quality.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Jesse James on January 24, 2020, 12:37 AM
Yeah I'm fine with that...  Rewriting stuff hasn't failed their films.  Rogue One, Solo...  Major changes don't bother me.  I liked those films even if others maybe didn't, and one thing I will agree with ST naysayers is that I don't believe they had it fleshed out as much as they maybe should have.  Neither did Lucas, but I think Lucas had more together and was doing everything himself ultimately.  With the ST, they had a lot of different voices entering the story and while I think they did well with it, I think they would've benefited from the 3-year gaps Lucas did, etc.  Just my opinion.  They wanna pump the brakes?  Fine by me.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Nicklab on January 24, 2020, 05:57 AM
I'm fine with putting this project on pause while they work on the scripts, too.  And thanks to social media we now have this cross-section of fandom who regard themselves as armchair movie studio executives / producers / screenwriters, etc.  The reality of the movie business is that many projects get put on hold or back into development when studio execs don't regard something as ready to go into production.  Prior to the social media age, this sort of thing might have made it into movie business trades, but in few other places.  But add a project going back into development and social media, and all of a sudden fanboy media claims that the sky is falling and studio executives should be fired.  Calling for a stronger script shows maturity and patience.

Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 24, 2020, 10:05 AM
I'm ok with them wanting to get it right and if they have to make some delays in order to do that, so be it.

Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi, for me, was one of the best parts of the PT.  That being said, Attack of the Clones is easily the worst film in the entire saga because of GL being a bad director and not being able to tell a good story.  I don't want to see Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan again if the story is nonsensical....get this right Disney!
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 24, 2020, 10:56 AM
I agree with everyone but doesn't change that it's disappointing it got to that point. Later good is better than sooner bad. But sooner good was obviously the hope.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Nicklab on January 24, 2020, 12:19 PM
To quote Obi-Wan in TESB - "Patience!"

It's good to see some mature responses to this news.  I would much rather wait and have a superior show than rush things and be disappointed.  Especially since this show is going to stream on Disney's own platform.  They don't have the pressure of a theatrical release date which comes along with a significant level of business and marketing strategy.  I am still very reassured by Deborah Chow working as director given her performance on the 2 episodes of The Mandalorian that she directed.  And with Ewan McGregor returning, along with the possibility of Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars?  I think we're in relatively good hands.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 27, 2020, 02:10 PM
Not to mention that The Mandalorian has set the bar pretty high.  They need to be very calculating with subsequent moves.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: JediJman on January 27, 2020, 06:08 PM
I agree with everyone but doesn't change that it's disappointing it got to that point. Later good is better than sooner bad. But sooner good was obviously the hope.

I'm glad they are getting this right, but this is a kick in the shorts to Disney+ subscribers.  I really liked the Mandalorian, but when are we slated to get anything new SW related now?  Clone Wars?  And they sidelined Hawkeye for the MCU, so we're waiting on Falcon and Winter Solider ...in like 9 months?  I know the services is pretty cheap, but I picked it up with the promise of new content.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Dave on January 27, 2020, 06:13 PM
I know the services is pretty cheap, but I picked it up with the promise of new content.

Yeah, this is what kind of bugs me the most.  I was doing the math on buying The Mandalorian on Blu-Ray vs. streaming it, plus all the future content in the three year subscription.   Its not a ton of money but it will be annoying if they keep pushing new content further out and then raise rates.
Title: Re: Kenobi - Disney+
Post by: Phrubruh on February 18, 2020, 11:10 AM

Yeah, this is what kind of bugs me the most.  I was doing the math on buying The Mandalorian on Blu-Ray vs. streaming it, plus all the future content in the three year subscription.   Its not a ton of money but it will be annoying if they keep pushing new content further out and then raise rates.
It works for the theme park division. They just stopped all work on the avengers e-ticket and the new Mickey ride at Disneyland because of the Coronavirus shutting down Shanghai/Hong Kong. At the same time, they raise prices across the board.

Disney  - raise prices now and kick new content down the road.
Title: Re: Kenobi (Disney+)
Post by: Jeff on December 10, 2020, 06:40 PM
https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337174593639829507

Hayden back as Vader?!?

Set ten years after ROTS.
Title: Re: Kenobi (Disney+)
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on December 10, 2020, 08:55 PM
https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337174593639829507

Hayden back as Vader?!?

Set ten years after ROTS.

I'm wondering if they'll have James Earl Jones do the voice...Hayden's voice isn't quite right for it.

The one thing I have to ask is why Vader would be in it at all? It seems weird that they would have run into each other again before ANH.
Title: Re: Kenobi (Disney+)
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 10, 2020, 11:04 PM
When this rumor first hit, it was speculated there would be some Flashbacks to the Clone Wars and some shots of Vader in the suit.

They start filming next month, I'm looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: Kenobi (Disney+)
Post by: Jeff on March 29, 2021, 10:31 AM
**added "spoilers" to the title as some of the casting will spoil characters appearing in the series...



Cast Pic from SW.com/Disney+ Twitter accounts

Obi-Wan, Anakin, Owen & Beru and more...  production begins in April!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExptJp3VgAIzzny.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenobi (Disney+) - (SPOILERS possible)
Post by: Nicklab on October 12, 2021, 02:16 PM
Some interesting bits of rumors and conjecture that I've come across about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*
Indira Varma is playing an Imperial officer (there are photos of her in uniform)
Character(s) from Rebels may be coming into play
Rupert Friend *MAY* be playing an Imperial officer (some people speculating that he might be playing Kallus)
Sung Kang might be playing an Inquisitor - possibly the Fifth Brother
Kumail Nanjiani has spoken a little bit about his part.  Would it be weird to think it's possible that he's playing an adult Kitster?
*POSSIBLE SPOILERS*