“Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” star Ewan McGregor recently confirmed that “The Mandalorian” showrunner Jon Favreau is not involved in the new show.

What happened

McGregor recently spoke with comedian Eddie Izzard about the upcoming “Star Wars” project, revealing that Favreau won’t be involved with the new show despite the fact that he is working on other “Star Wars” series.

  • “Deborah Chow is directing ours and she directed two episodes of the first ‘Mandalorian’ series, and she’s brilliant, and I’m really looking forward to working with her,” McGregor said.
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McGregor also confirmed the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series will begin filming in Los Angeles in the spring, per SlashFilm.

  • “We start making it in the late spring, and I think we’re going to be shooting it here in L.A.,” McGregor said.

Boston controversy

McGregor also mentioned the Boston controversy surrounding the show. Reports surfaced in December 2020 that the Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff series would begin filming in Boston, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. Many thought of that to be Boston, Massachusetts. However, it actually was rumored to begin in Boston out in the United Kingdom.

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But even that appears to be misinformation. According to McGregor, Los Angeles will be the spot for production, SlashFilm reports.

  • “It’s so funny — every week there’s a new report,” he said, per SlashFilm. “There’s another tabloid expose that we’re shooting it in some bizarre town somewhere. Then we’re meant to be making it in Boston, then, ‘No, it wasn’t Boston, it was Boston, England.’ But we’re not. We’re shooting it in L.A.”