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Sources tell THR
It is unclear when the show will ramp up again, although insiders stress that McGregor remains attached to star and Chow remains on as director. Disney had no comment.
The development follows social media rumors a week ago that the series was cancelled. Those posts proved premature, but did expose the project was facing problems.
It is unclear why scripts became an issue so late in the process. One source said the Kenobi story trod similar ground as The Mandalorian, seeing the Jedi master lending a protective hand to a young Luke and possible even a young Leia, perhaps mirroring how the Mandalorian took Baby Yoda under his protective custody.
Last August, McGregor surprised Star Wars (fans by walking out onstage at D) to confirm that he would be playing Kenobi once more. The actor had flirted for years with a return to the character after last playing the role in ‘s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
In 2020, THR broke the news that Disney and Lucasfilm was
developing a spinoff film to be directed by Oscar winner Stephen Daldry, but those plans were scrapped after the poor performance of another stand-alone, Solo: A Star Wars Story ( ), which grossed $ million worldwide.
The Obi-Wan news comes as Disney and Lucasfilm are at a crossroads with Star Wars . The franchise has been put on pause, at least in terms of the big screen, following December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , which is the nine-film saga that began in and was greeted with mixed reaction. Though the pic has earned $ 1. billion billion globally to date, it is on track to be the lowest-grossing of the sequel trilogy.
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