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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi FIRST LOOK: Ewan McGregor keeps costume under wraps for Disney+ series

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Ewan McGregor was seen for the first time on set of the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series for Disney+.

Though diehard fans have seen the 50-year-old actor in his iconic costume before, the crew made sure his new ensemble was kept under wraps as he wore a long black trench coat over it while heading to the soundstage. 

He’s back: Ewan McGregor was seen for the first time on set of the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series for Disney+

Legend: The actor will be making his return to the Star Wars universe as he starred in all three prequel films which were released from 1999 to 2005

 Legend: The actor will be making his return to the Star Wars universe as he starred in all three prequel films which were released from 1999 to 2005

Ewan – who plays the titular character – kept up with the protective face mask protocol on the Los Angeles set on Friday before getting in front of the camera.

The actor will be making his return to the Star Wars universe as he starred in all three prequel films which were released from 1999 to 2005.

He was not the only castmember on set as others wore similar robing to cover up their costumes.

Under wraps: Though diehard fans have seen the 50-year-old actor in his iconic costume before, the crew made sure his new ensemble was kept under wraps as he wore a long black trench coat over it while heading to the soundstage

Under wraps: Though diehard fans have seen the 50-year-old actor in his iconic costume before, the crew made sure his new ensemble was kept under wraps as he wore a long black trench coat over it while heading to the soundstage

Close to the vest: He was not the only castmember on set as others wore similar robing to cover up their costumes

Close to the vest: He was not the only castmember on set as others wore similar robing to cover up their costumes

This came just months after McGregor had  claimed the forthcoming Disney+ show on will ‘feel so much more real’ than the prequel series ever did. 

The actor discussed the franchise with The Hollywood Reporter back in April, detailing how advances in technology will impact the show in comparison to The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith. 

In the prequel films, director George Lucas was keen to add more and more CGI, a factor that was blasted by fans and critics alike when the films came out.

Intriguing: This came just months after McGregor had claimed the forthcoming Disney+ show on will 'feel so much more real' than the prequel series ever did in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter back in April

Intriguing: This came just months after McGregor had claimed the forthcoming Disney+ show on will ‘feel so much more real’ than the prequel series ever did in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter back in April

At the time physical sets and backdrops were replaced with bluescreens for the CGI, and Ewan reflected: ‘After three or four months of that, it just gets really tedious — especially when the scenes are… I don’t want to be rude, but it’s not Shakespeare.

‘There’s not something to dig into in the dialogue that can satisfy you when there’s no environment there. It was quite hard to do.’

But the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will use a process called StageCraft, which was used in The Mandalorian and was pioneered by co-creator Jon Favreau.

Candid: In the prequel films director George Lucas was keen to add more and more CGI using bluescreens, which Ewan (pictured as Obi-Wan) said was a 'really tedious' process as an actor

Candid: In the prequel films director George Lucas was keen to add more and more CGI using bluescreens, which Ewan (pictured as Obi-Wan) said was a ‘really tedious’ process as an actor

The technology drops characters into realistic virtual backgrounds by projecting them onto a massive LED screen, creating the illusion that the actors are on location.

Ewan explained: ‘So if you’re in a desert, you’re standing in the middle of a desert. If you’re in the snow, you’re surrounded by snow. And if you’re in a cockpit of a starfighter, you’re in space. It’s going to feel so much more real.’

In March, Disney+ announced the cast of their upcoming series, revealing Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and a slew of others will be joining Ewan and Hayden Christensen in the upcoming Disney+ series. 

Thoughts: The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will use a process called StageCraft, which projects realistic virtual backgrounds onto an LED screen which will make it 'feel so much more real'

Thoughts: The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will use a process called StageCraft, which projects realistic virtual backgrounds onto an LED screen which will make it ‘feel so much more real’

Ewan and Hayden’s involvement in the series was already previously announced, with McGregor returning as the titular Obi-Wan and Hayden, 39, playing Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. 

Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie are also joining the line-up of stars. 

The upcoming series is set a decade after the events of the Revenge Of The Sith, and is believed to see Obi-Wan square off against Anakin once more.

These are the co-stars you're looking for: In March, Disney+ announced the cast of the series, revealing Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and others will join Ewan and Hayden Christensen

These are the co-stars you’re looking for: In March, Disney+ announced the cast of the series, revealing Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, and others will join Ewan and Hayden Christensen

Last year, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy described the rumble as ‘the rematch of the century.’

Many fans assumed that Obi-Wan and Anakin didn’t meet again until he had fully transformed into Darth Vader in the first Star Wars movie, 1977’s A New Hope, when Obi-Wan was played by Sir Alec Guinness.

Since there is roughly a 30-year gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, there was certainly the possibility of their paths crossing again, which has now been confirmed.

‘It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker,’ said Christensen in a statement.

‘Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t on the greatest of terms when we last saw them.

‘It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I’m excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to back.’

Conflict: The upcoming series is set a decade after the events of the Revenge Of The Sith, and is believed to see Obi-Wan square off against Anakin Skywalker (Hayden, right) once more

Conflict: The upcoming series is set a decade after the events of the Revenge Of The Sith, and is believed to see Obi-Wan square off against Anakin Skywalker (Hayden, right) once more


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