Star Wars: Obi-Wan Series Hires King Arthur Writer

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Though Disney+'s Obi-Wan Series was set to start shooting this summer, Lucasfilm had opted to push back production further into next year to give time for some rewrites. What's interesting is that the studio has found someone to update the scripts.

According to Variety, the series has hired Joby Harold to rewrite the scripts for the Obi-Wan series. Admittedly, Harold's career has him more prolific as a producer, having been attached to films like Edge of Tomorrow, and John Wick 3. When it comes to his writing credits, probably the most popular (and not even well-reviewed) entry he has is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie.

Besides Arthur, Harold is also behind the screenplay of Zack Snyder's upcoming Army of the Dead film for Netflix. He's also set to write a new Transformers movie—one of the two that are said to be in the works.

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If anything, I hope Lucasfilm doesn't overdo it with the rewrites. Chris Terrio had admitted that he hadn't rewritten a movie as much as The Rise of Skywalker, and it kind of shows when it comes to the final product. With everyone already eager to start working on Obi-Wan, I hope Harold can pump out a script that puts a good story in the priority rather than aiming to please impossible fans.

We don't have a release date for Obi-Wan yet, but hopefully we could get something next year. We also have to take note that Disney+ is also working on a Cassian Andor series, so that could take the spot of next year's Star Wars show.

For now, we wait for the second season of The Mandalorian which debuts this October.

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