Star Wars ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Disney+ Series Original Synopsis Revealed. Not too long ago, we revealed that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy went over the scripts for the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series and was not pleased with the trajectory of the storyline and has since ordered a rewrite for the scripts which has now caused an “indeterminable” delay in production.
Though many fans were distraught at the news, the series star and focus, Ewan McGregor encourages fans not to worry and that we will still get to see the series we are hoping for. The untitled series is still expected to begin shooting in January 2021, as previously scheduled, though the COVID-19 pandemic may affect production further.
“The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it,” McGregor shared with ComicBook. “All this bulls— about creative differences and all that stuff, none of it is true. We just pushed the dates … last episode, [Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker] 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.”
Ewan continued, “So they slid the shoot. It’s not nearly as dramatic as it sounds online. I think they want to keep the same release date so it’s not really gonna affect the viewer in any way,” he said. “It just simply gives them more time to write and make the scripts even better.”
The Illuminerdi have revealed that they found the intended synopsis for the series before the rewrite was ordered by Kennedy. Sharing: “Tatooine, a desert planet where farmers work hard under the heat of two suns. Meanwhile, they try to defend themselves and their loved ones from the marauders Tusken. A planet behind the edge of civilization. And a place where it would be unlikely to find a Jedi master, or an orphan child on whom the future of the entire galaxy weighs on its small shoulders.”
The original concept of the series was originally slated to premiere as A Star Wars Story feature length film, but with the release of Disney+ and the raging success of The Mandalorian, it makes sense the studios decided to retool the film into a series, which will allow us to dive deeper into the story. Other concerns for the rewrite is that the original concept was too similarly structured to The Mandalorian, with Obi-Wan feeling the need to be protective of one young Luke Skywalker. Based on the synopsis shared by The Illuminerdi, this makes sense that rewrites are in the works. It seems the series will re-shift the focus of the story to not just Obi-Wan’s sense of duty and responsibility for Luke, but may give insight to how Obi-Wan becomes known as Ben Kenobi within the franchise.
Are you excited for the new Star Wars series coming to Disney+? What other Star Wars stories would you like to see? How do you think Obi-Wan became Ben Kenobi? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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Source: The Illuminerdi
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