Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Explains Why It Works Better as a Disney+ Series Than a Movie

The Star Wars galaxy will proceed to play a bigger function on the Disney+ streaming service, with the debut of a number of live-action sequence that may discover new corners of the franchise that followers have but to see on display. And whereas animated exhibits like Rebels, The Clone Wars, and Resistance have helped flesh out the timeline, followers can lastly stay up for large-scale live-action exhibits that develop the Star Wars galaxy in methods we have but to see. One such undertaking will function the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The extremely anticipated sequence will discover the character’s time on Tatooine after the harrowing occasions of Order 66, forcing the Jedi to combat his personal Padawan and push him additional down the trail towards turning into Darth Vader.

When the undertaking was first introduced, it was imagined to be a film by director Stephen Daldry, although Lucasfilm by no means formally introduced such a spinoff movie was happening. But now, Kenobi sequence author Hossein Amini has spoken to Discussing Film about why this specific undertaking would work higher as a longer sequence.

“I think because of what we were speaking about before, the situation is so complex both for him personally and in a way, the state of the galaxy, you sort of need time to explore it and to be honest there are loads of other stories within that period as well, it’s quite a few years,” Amini defined. “There is a lot occurring between [Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope] that hasn’t been explored. The concept of with the ability to go into a character journey plus the politics and plus all of the vastness of the empire and what’s occurring is thrilling simply because it appears like a correct interval of historical past and generally that’s laborious to do in two hours. Sometimes with two-hour films there’s at all times an crucial for the motion and the plot to maneuver significantly quick and rapidly and to go from motion sequence to motion sequence and there are various extra points to storytelling that I discover attention-grabbing.”

Amini went on to elucidate why he has gravitated towards the Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence.


“Well he was one of my favorite characters, probably because he spans throughout both the trilogy and the prequels and it’s just something about how different he is from one to the next that is really fascinating and makes him such an iconic character,” he mentioned. “It’s also that I loved Star Wars because I’ve always been interested in different religions, like the whole notion of the samurai I’ve always loved, there are so many aspects of Star Wars that particularly appealed to me when I was a kid and it’s been actually really exciting being able to look at all the animated series and read many of the books it’s a whole world and galaxy that I’ve loved diving into.”

There’s no phrase but when the Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence will premiere on + at this time limit.

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