‘Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Will Use Same VFX Technology As The Mandalorian’:
'Ewan McGregor has suggested that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ will use the same groundbreaking visual effects techniques as The Mandalorian.
In an interview with ACE Nation, McGregor, who appeared in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy, teased some behind-the-scenes details about the upcoming Obi-Wan spinoff series. In particular, he lauded today’s VFX technology and how much it has evolved since his involvement with the saga in the early 2000s.
“I think I am going to enjoy it much more,” he admitted. "[The prequels] were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, 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’s pretty amazing. 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.”
For The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm utilised a cutting-edge technology, known as “StageCraft,” that projects high-resolution imagery onto LED screens, which wrap around sets to create reactive surroundings for actors to immerse themselves into their environments.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which was originally set to be a movie, is set to take place 8 years after Revenge of the Sith and will be directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed episodes of The Mandalorian. Joby Harold also recently signed on as a writer for the series, even though its production has been on hold since the beginning of the year.’
^ Cool news that they’ll be using the same tech as used on The Mandalorian for this series - and also a cool video interview with Ewan McGregor 😃