Ewan McGregor has revealed that the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be using the same groundbreaking technology as The Mandalorian.
Star Wars is known for pushing the envelope for film production and the franchise has now done the same for television with The Mandalorian. If you have been watching Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, then you’ve seen the groundbreaking StageCraft technology known as The Volume in action for the series, which utilizes the unreal engine on digital screens.With Lucasfilm developing several Star Wars live-action television projects like Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, many anticipate that the same technology would also be used for that.
StageCraft feels like a natural progression of the green and blue screen that was used for the prequels. It is also worth noting that StageCraft is now being used for film productions like Matt Reeves’ The Batman as well. During an appearance on ACE Universe Presents, Ewan McGregor mentioned the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will also be using the technology from The Mandalorian:
“I think I am going to enjoy it much more. [The prequels] were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set. I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen. It’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel realer for us as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Bill Burr, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars 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.
The Mandalorian season two will premiere in October on Disney Plus. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Ewan McGregor’s Obi Wan Kenobi series and everything Star Wars. Also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!