Ewan McGregor Had To Lie About His Obi-Wan Kenobi Series For 4 Years

Ewan McGregor revealed new details on the upcoming Star Wars series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi and noted just how long he’s been keeping the project as secret.

In addition to a new series of Star Wars films from Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Lucasfilm is expanding the franchise with new television series’ for Disney’s streaming service. Among these projects is a new series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor returning to the role after previously playing the Jedi Master in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

During an interview with Men’s Journal, Ewan McGregor expressed how relieved he is that the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series is now public knowledge, saying, “because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it.” Furthermore, Ewan McGregor indicated that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will explore how the character is dealing with the extermination of the Jedi after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith:

“The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV. [The last time we saw him] the Jedi Order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him—Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It’s quite something to get over.”

With production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series set to begin next summer, Ewan McGregor noted that he plans to revisit the Star Wars prequels before he starts filming. However, the time gap between filming the Star Wars prequels and starting the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will only help him return to the role, Ewan McGregor explained:

“I want to get closer and closer to how Obi-Wan felt while Alec Guinness was playing him. I feel like I’m grayer and nearer him in age, so it’ll be easier to do that.”

Ewan McGregor concluded the interview by noting that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will consist of six hour-long episodes.

Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts written by Hossein Amini, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is just one of three officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian is set to debut on the streaming service on November 12 with stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

An untitled Rogue One prequel centered on Cassian Andor is also in development with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their respective roles. The Americans producer Stephen Schiff serves as showrunner and the series is expected to begin filming next year.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Star Wars franchise and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Source: Men’s Journal

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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