Star Wars: Why the Kenobi Disney Plus series delay may be a good thing


Over the past week, rumors circulated the Kenobi Star Wars Disney+ series may be delayed in production. Here’s why that may actually be a good thing.

Back in September, Ewan McGregor appeared on stage at D23 and announced he would be staring in an upcoming Star Wars Disney+ series, reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequel trilogy.

Not much was revealed beyond that, other than the fact it would be set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, but no other details, nor release date was announced.

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Over the past week, rumors have been circulating the series may be delayed, as the show runners were unsatisfied with the script and wanted to rework it.

In a recent interview with Variety, McGregor gave credence to these rumors, but seemingly downplayed them, stating the following;

While it is unknown if amending the script will push back filming or the planned series release date, I believe that even if this delays the show’s release, this is a good move by Disney.

Simply put, Star Wars fans can be very demanding, and after the success and care put into the production of The Mandalorian, I’m sure that this has raised the expectations of the Kenobi Series.

Disney has made the move to fix the script until they are satisfied with it, rather than just push out another Star Wars show to make a quick buck to me means they are focusing more on producing quality content.

This was one of the big criticisms of The Rise of Skywalkerthat J.J. Abrams joined the project with only two years to make the movie and no script, causing the final product to be a bit messy, while still enjoyable.

Personally, I am of the “quality over quantity” mentality, as eager as I am to see what the finished Kenobi series would look like, I am fine with waiting a bit longer in order to get a better finished version. I want the show’s story to be engaging and for everything to make sense.

If the show runners aren’t satisfied with the script, then I don’t think most Star Wars fans should have any problem waiting for them to fix it up until they get it right.

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What do you think of a potential delay to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?