‘Kenobi’ production designer was ‘frightened’ by ‘rushed’ filming schedule


After hearing all that was scrapped Obi Wan Kenobiit is not easy to hear that the series may have been rushed too.

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The return of Ewan McGregor was something fans had been waiting for for a long time. Seeing Obi-Wan grapple with the tragic ending of the Clone Wars and learning that his former apprentice, Anakin Skywalker was alive, was great to see on the show.

Hayden Christensen reprising his role as Vader/Anakin was amazing, and fans wished they could have seen more of the two together before the end of the season. On top of that, Stuart Beattie revealed that his script for scrapping Kenobi The film would have Vader win the final duel and also bring in characters like Commander Cody to help Obi-Wan.

Liam Neeson Returning as Force Ghost Qui-Gon in Obi-Wan Kenobi
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In a recent interview, Obi Wan Kenobi Production designer Todd Cherniawsky revealed that their filming schedule was very tight as they only had 100 days to prepare everything for the series before filming began:

“But you move at such a fast pace. I know 90 days seems like an incredible number, but you’re moving so fast. And when I started the show, which was in the fall of 2020… and then we went to the camera in the late spring of [20]21. These five and a half months/six months, when you start doing this calculation, then let’s say it’s five times four, it’s 20 weeks, 22 weeks…times five days, you have about 100 days of preparation. And on a 100 day shoot, you probably, at least on this Star Wars show, we had about 100 sets. So that means every day you have to design, build, paint, light and finish a set. Of course, that’s not how it works, because you have until the end of the program. But when you start putting it on the calendar, it’s scary the way you have to tick those boxes.”

Anakin and Obi-Wan battle at the Jedi Temple
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Cherniawsky went on to share some of the obstacles they would face while filming and how it impacted their daily schedule, but they somehow managed to work no more than 12 hours a day for the most part thanks to Deborah Chow:

“Well, a typical day is 12 hours, whether it’s prep or filming. I mean, Deborah is a magician so she can carve out a day that’s not too long. We’ve had a handful of very long days, but for the most part we always kept it at 12. When working with a child, you know, Vivien [Lyra Blair] needs to be in and out of the defined time in a very specific window… So that we can start the day earlier, working with Ewan [McGregor] in the morning and a handful of other actors, bring in Vivien, shoot her, and then move on. Or start with her first thing in the morning when she’s really fresh and bright and well rested.

Has been Obi Wan Kenobi Precipitate?

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi on Daiyu
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This shooting plan is quite common for a television series, but Obi Wan Kenobi used more props and has more extensive visual effects than a normal TV series. With that in mind, Kenobi was probably rushed as they could have used more time to get everything neater.

Obi Wan Kenobi also used many iconic characters from the Skywalker saga, so it would have been nice if the show took the extra time to make sure everything looked good, but the action in every scene felt right. Most fans complain about the chase scenes in Kenobi – especially the one where Leia flees the mercenaries – and when Obi-Wan hides Leia under his trench coat in episode 4.

darth vader with reva in force chokehold in obi wan kenobi episode 4
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These moments hurt the series as fans were puzzled by the logic used for these scenes, but the tight filming schedule could be blamed for allowing Star Wars to cut some of the action and running time. execution in order to release the series as soon as possible. possible.

Safer Obi Wan Kenobi

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The series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord. Dark Vador.

Obi-Wan helps Leia escape
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