Pre-production has just started on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series but the upcoming Star Wars series has already encountered some major problems. A new report revealed that residents of a UK village are upset over the massive set that is being built and is disturbing the peace near their homes.
The Sun reports that the production team of the Star Wars show has been permitted to build a huge construction on a former quarry site in Little Marlow, Bucks in the UK. Interestingly, it is so massive and disruptive that the residents are sending in complaints about "disturbing wildlife, light pollution, and traffic" in the area.
“This is a massive production and a hugely lucrative franchise – but obviously not everyone locally is pleased to see Disney moving in,” a source told the outlet. “It might generate some jobs, but this is a pretty rural area which has always been quiet and peaceful – the thought of turning it into some sort of intergalactic war zone to make TV shows is horrifying.”
There are speculations that the construction will be large enough to accommodate a major dogfight in the Obi-Wan series. Although this is exciting news for fans, the people living around the village are not thrilled.
“The set is massive, with great big buildings on it alongside loads of heavy-duty machinery coming and going - it’s just totally out of keeping with the countryside vibe here and people are up in arms about it,” the source stated.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will bring back Ewan McGregor as the titular character as well as Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. For now, the show's release date has not yet been announced. It is expected to begin filming in March.