Darth Vader scene and more revealed in Obi-Wan filming rumors

James Earl Jones and Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader) in Rogue One (2016). © 2016 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
James Earl Jones and Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader) in Rogue One (2016). © 2016 - Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. /

Here’s a place you probably wouldn’t expect to hear a Star Wars TV series filming at, a college swimming pool. And yet, it was apparently one of the locations used to film the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

This rumor comes from the Bespin Bulletin, who have some pretty substantial evidence about what went down. According to them, filming took place at East Los Angeles College’s swimming pool last week. And some photos from around the campus show that a film crew was certainly there. Two signs around the campus, for example, indicate where crews should go for “JT” — whereas they explain JT (Joshua Tree) is the production name for the series.

Now, for the big question. Why would the Obi-Wan series be filming at a swimming pool? From what it sounds like, no, Obi-Wan won’t be taking a pool-side vacation on Tatooine, nor will he try out for the intergalactic Olympics. But, the pool could be used to film some kind of scene that includes a large body of water (i.e., a lake or sea.)

Obi-Wan filming details

As they note in the article, there were blue screens used around the pool and reportedly dry ice as well — which could give off that kind of foggy/steamy water effect. So, it’s possible that the scene they were filming could involve a sea creature of some sort — that of which may or may not be a threat to Obi-Wan Kenobi or any of the other characters.

But, there was one more additional detail that they revealed in the article, which has to do with Darth Vader.

According to them, a scene was filmed in the Volume with Darth Vader walking into a forest of some type. That’s about all the information they could provide about that, but it’s at least exciting to hear more about Darth Vader in this series. Similar to the pool scene, there’s not much we can dig from that as to why Vader’s going into a forest. But hopefully, as more details come together about the series, we may begin to know what’s up.

It sounds like filming for the Obi-Wan series is basically done now. So perhaps by the time Disney+ Day rolls around on Nov. 12, there may be an Obi-Wan sneak peek. And we just might get to see how these scenes fit into the series.

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