Good news for Star Wars fans, especially those that liked The Mandalorian or the original six films. Deborah Chow says that Star Wars: Obi-Wan is still in development and moving forward.
Chow will be the director and executive producer on the upcoming, six episode series for Disney+. Star Wars: Obi-Wan will bring Ewan McGregor back to play the title character. The series will cover the time between Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope where Obi-Wan is on Tatooine guarding Luke Skywalker.
There were reports that the show was cancelled but Chow did confirm it during a recent Mandalorian panel that aired during the virtual ATX Festival.
Ewan McGregor had previously indicated that it was moving forward, but filming was just pushed back until January 2021. That was before the shut-down, so it could even be pushed back further.
I’m just excited that we have Deborah Chow as the director and executive producer on this project. I like her because she’s more concerned with making a good product and doing the best job she can do, than making it about her being a woman. After all the Leslye Headland drama and all the talk about how women are finally important in Star Wars, when they’ve been for years, I’m really happy to see Chow taking the lead on this one!
Chow directed The Mandalorian Episode 3- “The Sin.” That episode made her both the first woman and the first Asian film-maker to direct a Star Wars story. I love what she told Vanity Fair about it:
“I want it to be about the work. I want to be a good director, not a good female director, not a good Asian director. But by the same token, obviously, my career path and the representation… it is important. It is meaningful. I want to see more women directors and I want to see more directors of color.”
She isn’t making it about agenda and personal politics, she just wants to make a great Star Wars show. That’s why, as a woman and as a long time Star Wars fan, I’m so excited to see her helm this series. A series which is reportedly moving forward and as “on track” as it can be given the shut-downs.
This fan is excited.
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