Experienced “Solo: A Star Wars Story” not unhappy at the box office environment in 2018, then “Obi-Wan Kenobi” might’ve been a whole-fledged movie trilogy in its place of a 6-episode Disney+ confined sequence. Screenwriter Stuart Beattie has “story by” and/or composing credits on a number of “Obi-Wan” episodes, but he lately explained to The Direct that he had no involvement with the Disney+ collection. Beattie’s credit score carried more than from his function drafting the to start with film in an meant “Obi-Wan” trilogy.
“I wrote the movie that they primarily based the show on,” Beattie stated. “I used like a calendar year, year-and-a-50 percent doing work on it. And then, when the final decision was produced not to make any additional spin-off movies immediately after ‘Solo’ arrived out, I left the project and went on to other matters. Joby [Harold] arrived on and took my scripts and turned it from two several hours into six. So, I did not operate with them at all, I just bought credit rating for the episodes simply because it was all my things.”
Beattie mentioned his first “Obi-Wan” pitch to Lucasfilm was, “three tales for the reason that there is a few distinctive evolutions that the character has to make in order to go from Obi-Wan to Ben [in ‘A New Hope’]. The very first a single was the very first movie, which was the display, which was, ‘Surrender to the will of the Pressure. Transport your will, surrender your will. Leave the child by yourself.’”
“The next [movie] was considering about where Kenobi finishes up,” Beattie continued. “And 1 of the most strong and likely the most highly effective second in all of Obi-Wan’s story is that minute in which he sacrifices himself in ‘A New Hope.’ Great moment, you know, tends to make you cry. But, if you cease and think about it, it’s a pretty sudden point, to just variety of go be combating a dude, to see Luke and go, ‘I’m gonna die.’ You know, that to me, that required forethought. That necessary pre-acceptance that this was likely to take place.”
Beattie’s 2nd “Obi-Wan” film would observe the character coming to phrases with his own mortality, therefore supplying a lot more clarity to his “A New Hope” sacrifice. The film would “get him to that place the place Obi Wan has approved the notion that he’s going to die, and that he’s going to die willingly at a vital minute.” A next “Obi-Wan” film hardly ever moved into progress as Beattie was however performing away on the 1st film when the studio pulled the plug.
“It was ‘Solo’ that modified the path of the technique,” Beattie claimed. “I like ‘Solo,’ individually, but it hadn’t built a ton of money… it undoubtedly crushed us. Devastated, definitely devastated. But, that’s the business enterprise, you know, highs and lows. I’m happy it obtained manufactured. I’m happy the clearly show acquired manufactured. I’m proud of my story that [got] advised. I’m glad my figures are all via it. And I’m happy I received credit for it. I wish, I desire they’d been in a position to make my videos.”
Beattie confirmed the first motion picture system was for “a full trilogy,” including that Ewan McGregor was on board with the program. The screenwriter said that if he gets the chance to “have anything at all to do with the second time of ‘Obi-Wan,” then he’ll re-pitch his plan for the mortality-themed second movie. “Obi-Wan” was billed as a limited collection, but McGregor is currently activity for additional.
“I seriously hope we do one more,” McGregor not long ago advised British GQ. “If I could do a single of these each individual now and again — I’d just be delighted about it.”
All six episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” are now streaming on Disney+.