Army Of The Dead Writer Boards Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series — Can He Fix It?

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Lucasfilm isn’t exactly on best terms with a lot of fans. On one hand, you have fans still upset over Star Wars: The Last Jedi. On the other, you have fans upset by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Sure, The Mandalorian was largely accepted as a success by fans, but that enthusiasm was offset by all the Obi-Wan news. In spite of the fact that Lucasfilm said last August that the scripts were all written, the series was seemingly delayed due to story issues.

My source has stated that this indeed appeared to be the case. While they couldn’t comment on how many scripts were done last August, they did state there were some rewrites done. Unfortunately, those rewrites made things worse than they already were, making it necessary to take a step back and figure everything out once again.

Now, Variety is reporting that Joby Harold is taking over writing duties from Hossein Amini. Amini stepped away from the Obi-Wan series this past January, so it seems like Lucasfilm took their time looking for the right replacement. 

Harold has some pretty high-profile pictures under his belt. He executive produced John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum but also penned Army of the Dead, which is a Netflix pic from Zack Snyder. Earlier this year, he was also hired to develop a new script set in a revamped Transformers world. 

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But can Harold fix the major problems with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series? That remains to be seen. As far as I know, there were already some assets in the process of getting designed for production, so I imagine they have a lot of the main tentpole scenes in place. For all we know, it could be less of an overhaul and more of a case of fixing the pieces underneath the scaffolding. If that is indeed the case, this actually may be a more difficult task than initially thought. 

For star Ewan McGregor’s part, he seemed to be pleased with the scripts in place. 

“I think the scripts are great,” McGregor said in January. “They’re in really good shape. They want them to be better. I think we keep our same airdate. All good.”

Luckily, we don’t know what that airdate is, so if they move it, we’ll be none the wiser. Here’s hoping they’ll take the time to get the story right. Last thing we need is another The Rise of Skywalker fiasco. Plus, this is literally the last opportunity for Ewan McGregor to play Obi-Wan Kenobi, so they have to make a story with his time.

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