the director compares the series to these two fan-favorite superhero movies

Earlier in the week, we presented these details concerning the release schedule of the upcoming Star Wars series between this year and next year Disney+something to delight fans of the universe initially created by george lucas. And while the new series Obi-Wan Kenobi long-awaited is due out in less than a week now, the director of the series gave more details, then making a comparison both intriguing and promising.

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The Star Wars series will therefore see the return of Ewan McGregor to the franchisethus allowing him to find his famous role of Jedi Master that he embodied throughout the prelogy from 1999 to 2005. The release date of Obi-Wan Kenobi is actually set for Friday, May 27when it was originally scheduled for May 25, in reference to the first theatrical release of the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope just 45 years ago, on May 25, 1977.

Fans have long been clamoring for Lucasfilm to revisit McGregor’s Obi-Wan character, and this was originally to take the form of a feature filmas part of the standalone film series A Star Wars Story provided by the studio. However, after the commercial failure of the film Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and the decision to turn to the production of television series like The Mandalorianthe mini-series Obi-Wan Kenobi was born, as well as several more expected to come out over the next few years. Given the history of the Jedi Master, fans are eager to find out what the series will look like, and if it will live up to The Mandalorian and The Boba Fett Book.

At a recent press conference, Total Movie reports that the director of Obi-Wan KenobiDeborah Chowgave Star Wars fans a taste of what to expect, making some pretty intriguing comparisons. While specifying that the tone of the series was very differentshe indicated that the main appeal of the project was the possibility of carrying out character-driven drama, in the vein of films like Logan (2017) or Joker (2019). She explained:

I think what excited me the most was the idea of ​​having the opportunity to do a character-driven story, in a way similar to Joker Where Logan, but with a different tone, where you take a character from a big franchise and take your time, allowing you to go deeper with the character. For me, it was really exciting to be able to do that in Star Wars.

If the comparison with Joker can elicit a wide range of reactions, the description of Obi-Wan Kenobi by Chow here seems full of great promise. Logan and Jokertwo films very appreciated by fans and critics, distinguished themselves in particular thanks to their main actorsJoaquim Phoenix having even won the Oscar for best actor in 2020 for his performance in Joker. The fact that McGregor has the same opportunity with his Star Wars character is certainly an intriguing prospect, and that’s exactly what many were hoping for from his return.

And to continue in the same theme, discover these characters who could make a comeback in the Star Wars seriesjust here.

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