Ewan McGregor (Perth, UK, 1971) The iconic character from the Star Wars universe returns with the premiere of “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, the Disney+ series that launched its first two episodes on Friday, May 27.
Confident of the success of this production, the 51-year-old actor indicated that the series “You can’t be disappointed” Because he devoted himself A long time in history.
“It’s more of a feature film than a series, but it has its own essence, and the director (Deborah Chao) and I are very pleased with the outcome,” said the Scottish translator, whose film career was marked by his participation in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
The plot of the series takes place a decade after the movie “Revenge of the Sith,” when Obi-Wan Kenobi’s apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, turns to the dark side and ends up becoming the evil Darth Vader, who plays him Hayden Christensen.
Details about the plot of this new production, based on the films originally created by George Lucas, have been kept strictly confidential and no one yet knows how it will unfold.
“I can’t tell you anything, we are very involved in making it a whole new experience for our fans. I can only say that there will be surprises that you will love very much”, McGregor said who used the phrase again “You will not be disappointed.”
The “Trainspotting” star also said that after fifteen years of receiving letters from fans of the saga requesting such a production, he realized that he wanted professionally and personally to resume his role. Obi-Wan Kenobi because he understood “how important” viewers are.
“I think Star Wars fans are the most passionate of all the epics, and I’m a part of it.”, about this franchise that has accumulated over $10,300 million in revenue throughout its history; The second most profitable after the Marvel universe.
Likewise, the series’ venerable protagonist was inspired by Alec Guinness, the legendary British actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977), among other streaks of the franchise.
In order for McGregor to return to the big screen at the hands of the Jedi Master, it was also necessary that his friend and partner Hayden Christensen decided to accept the challenge. To register for this new adventure.
“I love Hayden Christensen and it has made me so happy to work with him again. It was weird because it didn’t feel like 17 years had passed, it was like going back in time,” McGregor commented to interpreter Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader, if that fails.
Ewan McGregor is happy for the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” team
In the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” cast, there is optimism and complete understanding among its members that is exemplified by McGregor’s words of admiration for Deborah Chow, whom he described as a “brilliant” director. With whom I like to share a photo shoot.
In addition, the actor added that he had a lot of fun while recording because he felt it There was a lot to explore within the character. and gone It ‘rewards’ to take him to ‘a place we’ve never seen before’.
Along the same lines, he added that in all this time the recording process has changed a lot thanks to technology since then “Allows a more realistic feel” For interpreters this is considered “It’s going in the right direction to improve the end product.”
“We were surrounded by huge LED screens that simulate that you are in the desert or in space and make you aware of the environment. It is amazing that it works like that!”about the innovative studios of Industrial Light and Magic (Los Angeles, USA), where the song “The Mandalorian” was also recorded.
In “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, in addition to McGregor and Christensen, the cast consists of Moses Ingram (Detective Riva), Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars), Bonnie Bliss (Brio Lars), Indira Varma (Tia) or Robert Friend (The Grand Detective). ), among others.
Executive produced by McGregor himself, the series is the work of Lucasfilm, Fairview Entertainment and Golem Creations. Additionally, the soundtrack and musical settings are coordinated and directed by a classic of the saga, New Yorker John Williams.
The first two seasons, of the six that make up the production, were revealed on Friday, May 27, on the Disney+ platform.
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