Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Reportedly on Hold After Production Shuts Down

It seems that the long-awaited series Obi-Wan Kenobi has been suspended "indefinitely". There were loose rumors last week that the show had been completely canceled, but that has yet to be confirmed. Fans of Star Wars were delighted to learn that Ewan McGregor was finally coming back to take on the iconic role of a series for Disney +. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy made the announcement at Expo D23 last summer and brought McGregor to the stage to speak to the public. The actor was delighted to finally be able to talk about the long-running project, which was originally a film.

Now, it seems that the production of the Obi-Wan Kenobi The TV show has been stopped. According to sources familiar with the project, the crew assembled at Pinewood Studios in England has been sent home. We don't know when production will restart, but it might not last a long time, which makes us fear that the show will take the ax. However, there is more information that revolves around scripts.

Apparently, the president of Lucasfilm and Obi-Wan Kenobi the producer Kathleen Kennedy is not satisfied with the scripts. Production should be halted until all scripts can be reworked under Kennedy's supervision. While some fans of Star Wars will automatically assume that this is bad news and more of the same creative differences with Lucasfilm, it looks like no one is getting the ax and they are all working together to ensure that the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney + series is the best possible. Lucasfilm would try to start all over again this summer, but everything will depend on the time required to re-equip the scripts.

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Waiting for the good stories should be considered the right call. While a team was assembled at Pinewood, they were there for pre-production. Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm stop it now, as opposed to when things are already flying is a pretty wise decision, especially considering what happened with Rogue One and Solo: To Star Wars Story . Some fans will say the same of The Rise of Skywalker but the cameras hadn't started rolling yet when Colin Trevorrow split from the studio.

As with everything with Star Wars on Obi-Wan Kenobi the details of the story are kept secret , which is certainly understandable at this point. That being said, the Disney + series will certainly be delayed as Lucasfilm is trying to put the scripts in order. Director Deborah Chow, who worked with Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau on The Mandalorian is still attached to direct the next series. We will just have to wait for some official Lucasfilm updates to see when production restarts. Again, taking the time to do it right should be considered a good thing and a sign that Lucasfilm is not rushing something that is not ready. The collider was the first to report the news Obi-Wan Kenobi .

 Kevin Burwick at Movieweb


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