Ewan McGregor’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series has reduced its episode count to four.
Just recently, we discussed how Ewan McGregor’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series was being put on hold due by Kathleen Kennedy due to scripts that appeared faulty. Now, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have brand new details as to what caused Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series to be faced with a delay.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was said to be already screen-testing actors opposite Ewan McGregor even though only two episodes had been written. One of the key issues being cited regarding the delay is that the scripts delivered for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series weren’t up to expectations, which has led to the Ewan McGregor-led show to essentially be retooled. Hossein Amini, best known for writing Drive, wrote the two scripts, though they’ve now been scrapped. The report states that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is now looking for a brand new writer.
With a new writer comes a reduced episode count for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Originally, Ewan McGregor was set to play Obi-Wan Kenobi for four episodes, though that’s now been reduced to four. It’s being maintained that director Deborah Chow, who most recently directed episodes from The Mandalorian, and star Ewan McGregor are still attached to the series.
The news of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series being delayed is just another hurdle that Disney is facing since they purchased Lucasfilm. Rogue One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and even The Rise of Skywalker were maligned for having a bevy of production problems, with both former films having director changes. In fact, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was once expected to be a film, though that’s since changed to further diversify the Disney Plus portfolio. Currently, there’s no indication as to when we’ll see Ewan McGregor return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, especially if things at Lucasfilm continue the way they’ve been going.
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Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series featuring Ewan McGregor will be the Mouse House’s third live-action Star Wars series for Disney Plus. It will be directed by Deborah Chow and was expected to be written by Hossein Amini. The series itself is said to take place sometime in between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. As always, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will be producing.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, “Aqualad”.
“Aqualad” will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for “Aqualad” by clicking “Next”.
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe