Recently, it was reported the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been put on hold after screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Alienist) exited the project. However, star Ewan McGregor has stated the upcoming rewrites will be a benefit and make the series “better.”
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, McGregor stated the series is still going ahead with the plan to still air on the scheduled date and the rewrites will only make the show better.
“The scripts are really, really good,” McGregor says. “They want to make them better and they just slid the production to shooting next year. So it’s not as dramatic as it sounds. I just got here tonight and it’s like, ‘Oh my god, look at all this stuff.’ It’s not that dramatic. I think we’re airing the same day and all that stuff.”
This isn’t the first time McGregor has recently spoken about the situation regarding the scripts. During a Birds of Prey event, McGregor claimed the reports of creative differences were “bullshit”:
“We just pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year,” said McGregor. “The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it. All this bullshit about creative differences and all that stuff is, none of it true. We just pushed the dates, they want — [the] last episode Episode IX just 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. The show starts shooting in January. 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.”
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