Ewan McGregor Addresses Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Delay & Script Rumors

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Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the recent rumors regarding his Obi-Wan Kenobi series for the Disney Plus streaming service.

During a recent press event, Ewan McGregor commented on the recent reports that production on the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been  put on an indefinite hold. The same reports also claimed that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t pleased with the scripts for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

While doing the press rounds for his role as the villainous Roman Sionis in Birds of Prey, Ewan McGregor addressed the drama surrounding the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, revealing that what has been reported about it is “bulls—.” Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

“We just pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year. The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it.”

Ewan McGregor then explained that the production start date of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been delayed from August of this year to January 2021, giving the people behind the project enough time to improve its scripts.

“All this bulls— about creative differences and all that stuff is, none of it true. We just pushed the dates, they want — last episode, episode 9 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. 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. It just simply gives them more time to write, make the scripts even better.”

What are your thoughts on the Obi-Wan Kenobi drama? Are you looking to seeing Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the Star Wars icon? Let us know in the comments!

Deborah Chow is set to direct Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is just one of three officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian debuted on the streaming service this past November 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 this year.

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

‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle

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Titans BatmobileFollowing its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.

The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:

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Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!

The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!

When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.