Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Ewan McGregor Says The Series’ Production Drama Is “Bullshit”

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Star Wars fans were met with surprising news today. Word came out that filming on Obi-Wan Kenobi had been delayed from summer 2020 to 2021, sparking concern over Lucasfilm's highly anticipated live-action series.

While the news sounds alarming, Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor says that the online drama surrounding his upcoming live-action series is nothing but "bullshit."

McGregor just recently spoke with the press during the world premiere of Warner Brothers' Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and during his discussion with journalists (via ComicBook.com) the Star Wars prequel star decided to take time to clarify reports about Obi-Wan's delay.

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According to McGregor, reports about the delay have simply been sensationalized online. Filming on Obi-Wan has simply been pushed from August to January next year. Reports about creative differences simply weren't true.

"It's not as nearly dramatic as it sounds online," the actor said, saying that Lucasfilm "pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year."

Reports about Obi-Wan may have been overblown. It's normal for film and television productions to see delay from time to time. Star Wars fans may simply be worrying excessively over the upcoming television series.

Then again, we understand why the fanbase would worry over the delayed production of Obi-Wan. Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out, the Skywalker saga has finally come to an end. Without any other movies listed down for the next few years, the future of the Star Wars franchise seems uncertain. Obi-Wan was the only other project that fans had been looking forward to after The Rise of Skywalker and the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently screening in cinemas.

Read: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Production Reportedly in Major Trouble