“In ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ I wanted to do something along the lines of ‘Joker’ and ‘Logan,’ but with a different tone.” Deborah Chow, Disney+ series director


There is very little left for Disney + to premiere the highly anticipated ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on May 27, but Lucasfilm is in the middle of a promotional campaign for the series and at Espinof we have had the opportunity to participate in a virtual press conference that has with the participation of the director deborah chow and the actors Ewan McGregor and Moses Ingram.

The return

McGregor noted that “at the end of every interview I did for years they asked me if I would do the sequel to ‘Trainspotting’ and if I would play Obi-Wan Kenobi again“. Finally he was encouraged to do so for reasons that we have already commented on here, pointing out about his return that his version of the character is now “closest to Alec Guinness“, further disclosing the following:

All of Obi-Wan’s lines feel like they could have been said by Alec Guinness, and so I knew we were headed in the right direction.

The actor noted that he met Ingram during the hard training before starting to recordWell, Ingram clarified that “we trained for about four months before even going on set“. About Reba, her character, she confessed that “it’s fun to be mean” and that “he is very intelligent and is always on the offensive“.

Regarding the meeting with Hayden ChristensenMcGregor noted how well they got along while filming the prequels but that “over the years we lost touch so it was really exciting when we met again“.

The objectives

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For his part, Chow wanted to make it clear that “What motivated me the most was to make a story of characters, along the lines, although with a different tone, of ‘Jester’ Y ‘Logan’. That you take a character from a franchise and have time to delve into it“, but also what was top priority:

The most important thing was to respect the canon, but also to tell an original story and have a vision for it.

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Chow also noted that Stagecraft technology has come so far since the first season of ‘The Mandalorian,’ where he directed a couple of episodes, “that we’ve been able to do things in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ that we couldn’t do there“, although he did not want to go into details. In addition, McGregor did not hesitate to praise his work and perform An interesting reflection on this:

Because Deborah directed all the episodes and has such a unique approach, ‘Obi-Wan’ felt like we were making a movie. I think ‘The Mandalorian’ feels more episodic and ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is like a movie divided into chapters.

Finally, the protagonist of ‘Halston’ confessed that your favorite ‘Star Wars’ movie it is “A New Hope, is the one that changed my life in many ways seeing it as a child“.


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