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Ewan McGregor Wants His New Obi-Wan Kenobi Series To Be Called Hello There

Ewan McGregor Wants His New Obi-Wan Kenobi Series To Be Called Hello There

Ewan McGregor has said he would love it if his upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series was titled Hello There.

Ewan is set to reprise his role as the jedi and is looking forward to filming, revealing that he reckons he's going to 'enjoy it much more' than the first time he picked up a lightsaber for the prequel trilogy.

Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm
Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

As yet, the new Disney+ series doesn't have a name, but Ewan said his first choice would be Hello There - a little reference to his iconic line as Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith.

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He told ACE Universe: "That would be fun. That would get my vote. But we'll see, I don't know yet what it's going to be called."

He first played Obi-Wan back in 1999 in The Phantom Menace and signed on for two sequels Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005.

Ewan said he thinks filming will be more fun now because of advances in technology, explaining: "I'm just going to enjoy it all much more... It was technically quite complicated, I remember. It was all blue screen and green screen. It was hard to imagine it [the surroundings]."

He went on to say that filming techniques have 'moved on so much' that he thinks a lot of what viewers see on their screens will be on the set, which make it a more enjoyable experience for the stars.

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Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm
Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

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He added: "I think it's going to feel realer for us, the actors. I don't know if you've seen any of the behind-the scenes The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen and I don't even begin to know how it works, but it's pretty amazing.

"So when you're on set, if you're in a snowscape or something, well when you look around you see that and it makes you feel like you're in the place. It's going to feel realer for us."

The new series is set to start filming early next year, assuming it's not held up by coronavirus-related troubles.

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Fans of the franchise will be pleased to learn that the pandemic hasn't had an impact on the release date of the second season The Mandalorian, which is set to drop later this year.

During a virtual panel for the ATX Television Festival, moderated by Vanity Fair's Anthony Breznican, creator Jon Favreau said: "We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lockdown.

"Thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and post production remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us."

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]