On Thursday night, a press event was held for the premiere of Birds Of Prey. During the event, Ewan McGregor, who plays Black Mask in the film, was asked about the future of his Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series as it was delayed amid rumors the show was being rewritten.
“We just pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year. The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it. All this bullshit about creative differences and all that stuff is, none of it true. We just pushed the dates, they want — last episode, episode 9 came out, everyone had more time to read the stuff that had been written, and they felt that they wanted to do more work on it. So they slid the shoot. It’s not nearly as dramatic as it sounds online.”
He then went on to state that the series will start shooting in January and they’re keeping the same release date so fans aren’t affected.
The Obi-Wan series will take place at some point during the 19-year gap between the end of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. McGregor is reprising his role from the Prequel Trilogy.