Some sixteen years on from when we saw him wander off into the Tatooine sunsets to begin his exile in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Ewan McGregor is currently reprising the role of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi for Lucasfilm’s hotly-anticipated Disney+ series, and the actor has shared a few comments about the production during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“It feels great,” said McGregor (via Dark Horizons). “I have to say I’m having a really, really good time. The costume is probably slightly different than you might expect. But to go back into the role, shall we say, is great. It’s all still there. It feels great. There are some great scripts and great people to work with. It’s great. I’m having a good time… Before [while shooting the prequels] we did months of blue screen and green screen acting. Now, we’ve got this extraordinary technology [The Volume] where you work inside of a big screen and the backgrounds are on there. It feels much more realistic.”
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi begins ten years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is being directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian), with McGregor joined in the cast by Hayden Christensen (Darth Vader), Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars), as well as Star Wars newcomers Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Maya Erskine and Benny Safdie.