Recently we have been able to know that Lucasfilm's plans with the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series They started as a proposal for a movie but finally decided to give it a space in Disney + in serial format.
Now, screenwriter Hossein Amini has commented in more detail for Discussing Film the reasons why you think this is the best move for this project, for which actor Ewan McGregor will return.
The situation is so complex for him personally as for the state of the galaxy that you need time to explore it And, being honest, there are many stories to explore in that period, which covers many years. There is much between episodes 3 and 4 that has not been explored. The idea of being able to delve into the character, the politics and the reach of the empire is exciting because it feels like real history. This is complicated to achieve in a two-hour movie where action and plot forces you to move particularly fast and go from action scene to action scene and there are many more narrative aspects that I find interesting.
Then he confesses that he was linked to the project two years ago when the then director of the film, Stephen Daldry, approached him to discuss it. Remember that “It was more a conversation than a proposal”, something that thanks then "They made an audition not felt".
The Obi-Wan series will be located a few years after "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and we will see the Jedi master in exile in Tatooine dealing with the fall of the Jedi Order and the rise of the empire.
Via information | Discussing Film