The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series has reportedly already begun filming under director Deborah Chow . Chow directed chapters three and seven of Star Wars' Disney+ debut show The Mandalorian .
Along with Chow's continuation of Star Wars story telling, actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are set to reprise their roles in the series as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, respectively. McGregor has already confirmed that the show will utilize "The Volume" technology from The Mandalorian, a new report gives fans even more insight into how the Disney+ original will be filmed.
Chung most recently was the director of photography on Tom Holland's Uncharted film, set to release on Feburary 11, 2022. Chung is also known for winning the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography for his work on T he Handmaiden. Other credits come as the cinematographer of Hotel Artemis , 2017's It, Zombieland: Double Tap , and upcoming Last Night in Soho.
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The South Korean cinematographer has an impressive catalog of films and has only been increasing his workload as time has gone on. Sony's upcoming Uncharted was just recently pushed back to 2022, and all indications point to the studio wanting to find a better spot for the film to succeed monetary. This is particularly the case considering how crowded the later half of 2021 is becoming for film releases.
Chung getting the opportunity to film such a high-budget film with stars like Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg holds a lot of weight. Similarly, the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series is the first time fan will see McGregor and Christensen back in a Galaxy Far, Far Away since 2005. Lucasfilm officially called this show a "special event series" at Disney's 2020 Investor Day Meeting, pointing to just one season.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said "This will be the rematch of the century" between Vader and Kenobi. Fans can expect plenty of action during this event series and with Chung at the helm of filming action-adventure Uncharted, he could be the perfect choice to work with Chow on this project.