Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is 'Like a Movie'

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is 'like a movie' with a singular, long story that gets broken into weekly episodes.

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During a press conference in promotion of the Obi-Wan series, McGregor opened up about how the Obi-Wan series compares to the Star Wars films he starred in at the top of the century."I mean, the technology is so different from when we made the original movies, that it felt like a different experience anyway," McGregor explained. In fact, the technology has advanced so much that McGregor and company did not have to re-record every line of dialogue this time around as they did on Episode II. 

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Binge Oh. You mean like a tv series I think they have to specify this since the mando and boba fett are like 90% side quest episodes Yes This is what Solo should have been. Hope it's good! Lets hope so I hope that they are not 30 minutes long each... Hopefully the rumors aren't true & the movie isn't about Reva, with guest star Obi-Wan Kenobi

Wow it's almost like it's a series but shorter. a miniseries if you will

Obi-Wan Kenobi Grand Inquisitor Actor Didn't Watch Star Wars RebelsThough Rupert Friend is playing the Grand Inquisitor on ObiWanKenobi, he made the decision not to watch Star Wars Rebels beforehand: 'I really wanted to honor the character as I saw him.' That’s a STUPID reason not to research his characterization beforehand!! He was only in 10 episodes, was it so hard to study for 5 hours of tv? I actively don’t understand the thought process behind this whatsoever Completely missing the point of Star Wars lol

Just like a lot of tv shows Isn’t that like the definition of a TV series? Lol!! Just simply say it's a limited series..... Ha🤣 Which is why I will be watching it all at once when all the episodes have aired NOOOOOOOOOO Get ready for the obvious bait n switch that’s going to happen So basically it’s like every other limited series LOL

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Star Wars Version Of Joker & Logan, Says DirectorDirector Deborah Chow describes ObiWan with some interesting comparisons👀 'I think I was the most excited about getting the opportunity to do a character driven story, in a similar way – it's a different tone – but something like Joker or Logan...'😱 Because Joker and Logan are the only movies to ever have a character driven story. She referring to Kenobi or an Inquisitor? There’s no way that’s the case

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✖ Star Wars and Lucasfilm are still young in their live-action portfolio, having only The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett released on Disney+ to date.Obi-Wan Kenobi star Rupert Friend reveals he hasn't watched Star Wars Rebels.Obi-Wan Kenobi is the Star Wars version of Joker or Logan, says director Deborah Chow.).

Soon, Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring Ewan McGregor and a number of actors from the Star Wars prequel trilogy back into iconic roles for more live-action adventures on the streaming platform. While The Mandalorian offered up episodic adventures which helped progress the larger native, it seems Obi-Wan Kenobi will be more focused on the larger narrative with a singular story being broken into stopping points. Friend is set to play The Grand Inquisitor, a force-sensitive dark side Jedi hunter who is tasked with pursuing Obi-Wan during his exile on the desert planet of Tatooine. During a press conference in promotion of the Obi-Wan series, McGregor opened up about how the Obi-Wan series compares to the Star Wars films he starred in at the top of the century. Fans have long been clamoring for Lucasfilm to revisit McGregor's Obi-Wan, and that was initially meant to come in the form of a feature film, as part of the studio's planned series of A Star Wars Story standalones."I mean, the technology is so different from when we made the original movies, that it felt like a different experience anyway," McGregor explained. A high-ranking Empire operative, the Grand Inquisitor was responsible for hunting down the remaining Jedi in the years following Order 66 and took a special interest in the rebel crew of the starship Ghost. In fact, the technology has advanced so much that McGregor and company did not have to re-record every line of dialogue this time around as they did on Episode II. I think I was the most excited about getting the opportunity to do a character driven story, in a similar way – it's a different tone – but something like Joker or Logan, where you take one character out of a big franchise and then you really have the time and you go a lot deeper with the character.

  "I think because it was a TV show, the beauty of it, because it's a series is that we've got longer to tell the story," McGregor said. He ultimately met his demise at the hands of Kanan Jarrus in the show's Season 1 finale. Related: Obi-Wan & Vader's Upcoming Rematch Is Already Making A New Hope Better At a recent press conference (via Total Film), Chow gives Star Wars fans a hint at what to expect with a couple of very loaded comparisons."But because [director Deborah Chow] directed them all and it's her singular vision throughout, it did feel like we were just making one movie. And the episodic nature of our series, it falls really cleverly in the storyline, but it is one driving narrative. Related: Why Star Wars' Grand Inquisitor Design Changes Are A Mistake While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Friend revealed that he "almost deliberately" did not see the animated interpretation of the Grand Inquisitor while preparing for his role. I think The Mandalorian feels more episodic if you like, because it suits that storytelling. So, that to me seemed really exciting to get to do in Star Wars. And it of course has a driving storyline through each season, but ours is like a movie that just happens to be split up into these episodes. Friend's full quote can be read below: "I really wanted to honor the character as I saw him, and so I almost deliberately did not see the animated interpretation.

That's how I feel about it." Obi-Wan Kenobi is going to offer six episodes to fans, starting with its premiere on May 27." Despite having only appeared in a handful of Rebels episodes, the Grand Inquisitor has certainly established himself as one of the most threatening villains in the Star Wars universe. McGregor getting the same opportunity with his Star Wars character is certainly an intriguing prospect, and exactly what many were hoping for from his return. The run time for each episode has not yet been revealed. With each episode likely running close to an hour if The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett are any indication, Obi-Wan will offer a saga which runs for around 5 or 6 hours in total. But as many beloved characters start to make the jump from animation to live-action—such as Ahsoka Tano and Cad Bane—it's obvious that not every specific detail, costume design, or character nuance seen in their animated counterparts are going to perfectly translate to live-action.  0commentsAre you excited for Obi-Wan Kenobi? Share your thoughts in the comment section! .5.