Ewan McGregor Explains How ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Differs From ‘The Mandalorian’

"Ours is like a movie."

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Ewan McGregor recently talked about how the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will differ from The Mandalorian.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will be the first live-action Star Wars series not set in the ongoing MandoVerse that we’ve seen with The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. However, the Ewan McGregor-led Obi-Wan Kenobi series was helmed by Mando director Deborah Chow and utilized the groundbreaking StageCraft technology during production.

One Big Story

Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi was initially set for a film before the story was repurposed for Disney Plus. During the virtual press conference for the series on Thursday, McGregor explained how Kenobi’s story structure will still differ from The Mandalorian despite also being a series:

“I think because it was a TV show, the beauty of it, because it’s a series is that we’ve got longer to tell the story. But because [director Deborah Chow] directed them all and it’s her singular vision throughout, it did feel like we were just making one movie. And the episodic nature of our series, it falls really cleverly in the storyline, but it is one driving narrative. I think The Mandalorian feels more episodic if you like, because it suits that storytelling. And it of course has a driving storyline through each season, but ours is like a movie that just happens to be split up into these episodes. That’s how I feel about it.”

Here is the synopsis for the upcoming Star Wars series:

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.

Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. The series will also see the return of legendary Star Wars composer John Williams, who scored a theme.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere May 27, 2022 on Disney Plus with two episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series as well as the future of the Star Wars franchise, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.