26 Jan 2020 2:38 PM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Says Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Delay Will Make Scripts Better

There is little doubt that Star Wars fans are disappointed that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be delayed as filming is now set to begin next year. However, Ewan McGregor claims that there is a good reason behind the delay. The Birds of Prey star has just revealed that it could lead to even better scripts.

McGregor recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight while promoting his new DC Extended Universe flick. When asked about the delay of his Star Wars series, the Trainspotting actor pointed out that it has a lot to do with rewrites of the scripts.

"The scripts are really, really good," McGregor said. "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."

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It's not exactly what we wanted to hear but this could mean that we'll be getting better episodes. After all, Star Wars fans now have high expectations following the success of The Mandalorian. Let's hope that the Obi-Wan series will be just as good as Jon Favreau's show.

The premise of the Obi-Wan series is still a mystery but there are speculations that it will follow Ben Kenobi's life as a hermit on Tatooine. There have also been reports that the show will consist of six episodes and could feature characters we've already met from the original and prequel trilogies.

McGregor's Obi-Wan series has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to air on Disney+ in late 2021.

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