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So Far the Kenobi Series Is on Track, Canceled, and Ahead of Schedule?


Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

It seemed like, out of nowhere, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was canceled. In an “exclusive” from Fandomwire, it seems as if there were differences that separated Ewan McGregor from the project. The problem is that there is literally no source for this. The unnamed source also, apparently, came back to them to say that it was just delayed and McGregor was still attached. None of which had a backing other than saying the “unnamed Disney source” said so.

The thing is: Why do we do this? Why jump at the moment of ruining something for fans? Sure, they may have had the source and sweet intention of just letting fans know that the Kenobi series would be no more but Twitter then ran with it and continued to share the story around and talk about the cancelation as if Ewan McGregor stood on a stage and said he was done for us all to hear.

This isn’t the first time something like this happened, it just circulated about the Hawkeye series as well because there, for some reason, seems to be a need to cancel these highly anticipated Disney+ shows. Maybe it’s because (especially with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series) there is a highly anticipated want for it. Since the conclusion of the prequels, many of us wanted to see Ewan McGregor back as Obi-Wan Kenobi and he also seemed to love the idea.

It goes back to the idea that no news is a bad sign. Which, isn’t the case. Especially since from what I’ve seen circulating on the internet, the series is completely written. So the idea alone that Ewan McGregor would leave a completely written series over “creative differences” doesn’t make any sense. While the series is still a bit of a mystery to us all, it isn’t going to be a constant news source until we get closer to the actual release of it.

So, let’s maybe just wait until then to start worrying about it. I will say, the tweets about the “cancellation” were pretty good though.

Until there is an official statement from Disney and LucasFilm or until Ewan McGregor looks me dead in my eyes and tells me he is taking the Kenobi series from my cold, dead hands, I’m going to keep on waiting for the series to hit the streaming platform.

(image: LucasFilm)

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