Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Shares His Original Plans For Ewan McGregor’s Jedi
Obi-Wan Kenobi fans who want the Star Wars series to be a movie have almost got their wish, as a trilogy of movies starring Ewan McGregor was originally planned.
Now that the star wars spin off Obi Wan Kenobi The show is officially over, with some people behind the project giving more details about plans for the future and plans that never materialized. After the show officially ended, there were more than a few people who thought the Disney Plus series should have been a movie instead, and it seems that was originally the plan.
The limited star wars The series is set shortly after the Empire has carried out Order 66 and taken over the galaxy. Obi-Wan is on the run and hiding on Tatooine at the start of the show, but is soon drawn back into the action when a very young Princess Leia gets into trouble. While the series was widely seen as struggling to get out of the gate, most fans felt the story and action were good enough by the end of the six-episode series that they wished this rather be a movie. It turns out that Disney actually intended to make the series a feature when the concept was first discussed.
Writer Stuart Beattie recently opened up to The Direct about the exact plans for Obi Wan Kenobi originally implied, saying that not only was the series originally going to be a movie, but it would be a movie trilogy. Beattie added that the box office struggles of Solo: A Star Wars Story was a big reason Disney decided to go with the streaming series instead. “I wrote the movie that they based the show on. So, yeah. I spent about a year, a year and a half working on it. And then when the decision was made not to make any more movies derivatives after Solo came out, I left the project and moved on,” Beattie said. “Joby came over and took my scripts and turned them from two hours into six. So I didn’t work with them at all, I just got credit for the episodes because that was all my thing .”
The idea of doing Obi Wan Kenobi a movie went so far as to bring in Stephen Daldry and Hossein Amini to write and direct the film. However, the project moved into an episodic series slated for Disney Plus in 2019, just as the streaming platform first launched. After the switch, Harold was named head writer and Deborah Chow was hired to direct.
If there were originally plans for a movie trilogy, it could bode well for fans who were hoping the Obi Wan Kenobi would get a second season. While the people behind the show have said Season 1 is currently the only season planned, they’ve also hinted that those plans could change.
At the same time, the success of Obi Wan Kenobi could lead Disney to reconsider its initial plans. Marvel Studios has managed to create movies from its Disney Plus series and vice versa. It is no exaggeration to think of a Obi Wan Kenobi the film could pick up where the series left off.
Obi Wan Kenobi is now available on Disney Plus.
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