The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ is very hotly anticipated. The show is all the more exciting when you factor in that Ewan McGregor is returning to the role of Kenobi that he portrayed in all three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Not only that, but a wide swath of other existing Star Wars characters are rumored to make an appearance. But at the show's core, there's McGregor reprising his role as Jedi-in-exile, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The series doesn't begin shooting until early next year, but this has not stopped pre-production from kicking into gear.
Speaking to "Happy Sad Confused!", a podcast hosted by Josh Horowitz, Ewan McGregor revealed that he has already donned his Obi-Wan costume for the show. This was reportedly done for camera tests on the upcoming series.
McGregor explains, "I walked into the dressing room. There were my beige cloaks and my belts and boots...It was my old costume. It was amazing!"
He also adds:
"I'm very excited- I really am very excited about it... We've been talking about doing (the series) for four, five, maybe more years... I'm excited about the fact that it's a series as opposed to a movie. It gives us more space. And I'm mainly excited because of The Mandalorian series which I thought was really good. We're gonna adopt some of that technology that they utilized in that filming. And I'm working with Deborah Chow who directed some of Mandalorian and I'm really excited about working with her."
WHAT THIS MEANS
Ewan McGregor has always been a Star Wars fan at heart, so it should come as no surprise that he was excited by the sight of his costume as evidenced by the quote above. Nostalgia must have factored into his reaction as well, as McGregor hasn't worn any Jedi robes since 2004/2005 for the filming of Revenge of the Sith.
As mentioned above, the actor has been in the costume to perform camera tests. These are quite common in film and tv productions as the crew examines the effects of different camera and lighting configurations on different looks and costumes for the characters.
Additionally, McGregor mentions his "old costume." Could this be an indication that Obi-Wan could be wearing the same costume from Revenge of the Sith? Or could this be for the heavily rumored flashbacks to the Clone Wars era?
The still-untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set to begin production in March 2021. As for when it could premiere is still unknown, but it would be safe to expect it in 2022 on Disney+.