The Obi-Wan Kenobi Streaming Star Wars TV Show Will Borrow Tech From The Mandalorian

The Obi-Wan show on Disney+ will use The Mandalorian's incredible VFX technology.


Perhaps the most mind-blowing thing about the Mandalorian TV show on Disney+, aside from Baby Yoda, was the reveal that absolutely none of it was shot outside. The sweeping visuals and alien worlds were all built on indoor sound stages with the aid of a digital background which made them look and feel real. So it should come as no surprise that good ol' Mando won't be the only show in the Star Wars stable to take advantage of the new technology. In an interview with ACE Nation, star Ewan McGregor confirmed that his upcoming Obi-Wan show will make use of the digital environments as well.

"The prequels were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine," McGregor explained, "but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set. I don't know if you've seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen. It makes you feel like you're in the place, it's going to feel realer for us, as actors. And I think we'll be using some of that technology on our show."

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The behind-the-scenes series he's referring to is Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which became available on Disney+ for Star Wars Day, May 4, this year. It explores everything about the making of the show, from the casting process to the inner workings of Baby Yoda's practical puppet. Episode 4, appropriately titled "Technology," goes in depth with the digital screen background.

The Obi-Wan show had its production put on "indefinite hold" in January, which sparked speculation as to behind-the-scenes shake ups and rewrites, but McGregor set the record straight to GameSpot during a press event for Birds of Prey in Hollywood. The delays were actually as simple as pushing production back to 2021 to give the writing team more time to complete scripts.

Currently, the show is slated for release on Disney+ in 2022.

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