Ewan McGregor recently caught up with ACE Universe for a half hour chat about his stellar career and inevitably talk turned to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series that he is shooting for Lucasfilm early next year. Essentially confirming that the project will be using StageCraft technology, McGregor elaborated on that, explaining how the new process will make working in the GGFA easier for him compared to the tricky time he had envisaging the environments that would later be added via the blue and green screen swathed sets of the prequel trilogy.

“I’m just going to enjoy it all much more. I think our technology is such that we’d shot (The Phantom Menace) on film, and (Attack of the Clones) when we got to Australia on the then-new HD cameras, which were pretty primitive compared to what we have now.

It was quite technically complicated, I remember. It was all blue screen and green screen. It was hard to imagine it. But nowadays, things have moved on so much and I think a lot of what you see is going to be what we see on the set… I think it’s going to feel realer for us, the actors.”

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dickinson, Seth (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 576 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)