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‘Star Wars: Kenobi’ will begin filming next month in Boston

‘Star Wars’ heads to Boston, Massachusetts, for filming, which will begin in January.

‘The Mandalorian’ showrunner Jon Favreau isn’t involved in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ project.
Rumors about a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff film began back when Disney announced it would have one-off “Star Wars” films.
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“Star Wars: Kenobi” will begin filming in January, and it’ll start in the United States.

Specifically, the Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff series will begin filming in Boston, CBS Boston reports.

  • The news comes as “Star Wars: Kenobi” was added to productionlist.com by the Film & Television Industry Alliance.
  • The show will begin filming Jan. 4, 2021.
  • The show is also expected to film in London.

What is the show about?

A project summary for the show reads:

  • “Tatooine — a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.”

When does the show come out?

As I wrote for the Deseret News before, there have been some reports the show is on hold due to the writing. But that appears to be over as the show plans to start filming.

The release date for Disney Plus appears undetermined, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

McGregor told ACE Nation he is excited for the show because it will be filming similar to how “The Mandalorian” was made, which used projection imagery on LED screens so actors feel like they’re in those real locations.

  • “I think I am going to enjoy it much more. (The prequels) were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set.
  • “I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of ‘The Mandalorian’ series, but they employ that incredible screen ... it’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel realer for us, as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”