Star Wars spin-off Obi-Wan Kenobi with Ewan McGregor who re-admits his role as the legendary Jedi master has found his director
Deborah Chow will lead the new spin-off of Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars.
The Canadian filmmaker has worked on some episodes of the upcoming Disney + spin-off series The Mandalorian and has been instructed to bring Ewan McGregor & # 39; s portrait of the Jedi Master back to screens on the new streaming service of the studio , according to The Hollywood Reporter.
& # 39; We really wanted to select a director who could explore both the silent determination and the rich mysticism of Obi-Wan in a way that fits seamlessly with the Star Wars saga, & # 39; said Lucas film president Kathleen Kennedy.
The master is back: Ewan McGregor will repeat his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in his own Star Wars spin-off with Lucas Film and Disney; featured in Star Wars Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith in 2005
She ended up in the hot role: the new director is Deborah Chow, seen here during the premiere of The High Cost Of Living in 2011 in NYC
The director added: & # 39; Based on her phenomenal work in developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I am absolutely convinced that Deborah is the right director to tell this story. & # 39;
In addition to two episodes of The Mandalorian, she has directed and worked on shows such as American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign and Mr Robot.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off series takes place in a galaxy far, far away, eight years after the events of the third film in the Revenge of the Sith series.
It will see Obi-Wan deal with the fallout of his friend Anakin Skywalker who turns to The Dark Side of The Force and becomes Darth Vader and the massive extermination of the Jedi on his hands on behalf of the emperor.
A supporter: & # 39; We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the silent determination and the rich mysticism of Obi-Wan in a way that fits seamlessly with the Star Wars saga &, said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Seen in August
The first Obi-Wan: Alec Guinness Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope – 1977
The highly anticipated mini series is written by Hossein Amini and will start photographing next year.
Ewan, 48, and Kathleen, 66, announced the project at the Disney D23 Expo in August and fulfilled a long-standing ambition of the Christopher Robin star to redefine the role he played in George Lucas's three Star Wars prequels .
Kathleen said: & # 39; The scripts have been written and we will start taking photos next year. We cannot wait to start production. And we have our Obi-Wan. & # 39;
Disney + will be launched in the US on November 12 with international start dates to be confirmed.
The next Star Wars movie, The Rise Of Skywalker, debuts in the US on December 20, 2019.
New: The next Star Wars film, The Rise Of Skywalker, is making its debut in the US on December 20, 2019
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