• No, the ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series About Obi-Wan Kenobi Has Not Been Canceled
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    No, the ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series About Obi-Wan Kenobi Has Not Been Canceled

    We’ll cut right to the chase: The rumor that Ewan McGregor has walked away from the upcoming Disney+ “Star Wars” tv series about Obi-Wan Kenobi and that Disney has canceled the show is not true.Sources with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap on Friday that the story circulating is “totally inaccurate,” and that the show is still moving forward as announced last summer.The story is actually a hoax created by a clearly-labeled joke Twitter account called @DicsussingFilm. The clue that this story wasn’t on the level should probably have been the obviously misspelled “Dicsussing” in the handle, but in case that didn’t do the trick, the account’s bio says “PARODY ACCOUNT, NOT AFFILIATED WITH @DiscussingFilm.”Also Read: 'Mandalorian' Director Deborah Chow to Direct Obi-Wan Kenobi Series for Disney+What happened is that on Wednesday, “DicsussingFilm” tweeted “Ewan McGregor has exited the ‘OBI-WAN’ Disney+ series due to creative differences. (Source: @disneyplus).” The joke was immediately recognized by the account’s followers, but on Friday a couple of fansites including That Hashtag Show and We Got This Covered took the tweet at face value and ran with it, causing the matter to become a trending Twitter topic.So, rest easy, people looking forward to the further adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi: The show is still happening, at least for now.Announced last summer during D23 2019, the Obi-Wan series will take place at some point during the 19-year gap between the end of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: A New Hope.” McGregor will once again play the Jedi Master originally portrayed by Alec Guinness and executive produce, alongside series director Deborah Chow and writer Hossein Amini. Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s executive vice president of production, will serve as co-producer.Also Read: Taika Waititi Eyed to Develop 'Star Wars' MovieThe project will be the third live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney+, following “The Mandalorian” and the “Rogue One” prequel series centered on Diego Luna’s character, Cassian Andor.Read original story No, the ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ Series About Obi-Wan Kenobi Has Not Been Canceled At TheWrap

  • The best Easter eggs and cameos to watch out for in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (SPOILERS)
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    Tom Beasley

    The best Easter eggs and cameos to watch out for in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (SPOILERS)

    J.J. Abrams has smuggled in plenty of nods and cameos from the history of the 'Star Wars' franchise into this final installment.

  • REVIEW: 'Doctor Sleep' shines but suffers from the legacy of 'The Shining'
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    Marcus Goh

    REVIEW: 'Doctor Sleep' shines but suffers from the legacy of 'The Shining'

    As a film that explores the lives of two very different characters who are inexplicably drawn into each other's orbit, Danny and Abra (Kyliegh Curran), the movie shines.

  • Disney+'s 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series was spawned from axed Stephen Daldry movie
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney+'s 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' series was spawned from axed Stephen Daldry movie

    Back in 2017, it was announced that British director Stephen Daldry, maker of movies like Billy Elliot and Netflix hit The Crown, had signed up to make a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.

  • 'Doctor Sleep' could be set to lose more than £20 million
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    Ben Arnold

    'Doctor Sleep' could be set to lose more than £20 million

    Despite endorsement from Stephen King himself and some better reviews than expected, Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, could be in for a rough ride.

  • 'Star Wars': Ewan McGregor teases plot details of Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off series
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    Ben Arnold

    'Star Wars': Ewan McGregor teases plot details of Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off series

    While we await The Mandalorian, Ewan McGregor has teased details of the planned Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney's new streaming platform Disney+.

  • Stephen King says 'Doctor Sleep' movie has 'redeemed' Kubrick's 'The Shining' for him
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    Ben Arnold

    Stephen King says 'Doctor Sleep' movie has 'redeemed' Kubrick's 'The Shining' for him

    Despite the revered Stanley Kubrick having made it, and it continuing to be cited as one of the best horror movies of all time, King would not be swayed. Until now.

  • 'Doctor Sleep': Stephen King and Kubrick estate 'loved' it, says director Mike Flanagan
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    Tom Beasley

    'Doctor Sleep': Stephen King and Kubrick estate 'loved' it, says director Mike Flanagan

    Stephen King famously hated the movie of 'The Shining'. but he's apparently on board with 'Doctor Sleep'.

  • 'Doctor Sleep' star Rebecca Ferguson says another 'Shining' sequel 'wouldn't shock her' (exclusive)
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    'Doctor Sleep' star Rebecca Ferguson says another 'Shining' sequel 'wouldn't shock her' (exclusive)

    Rebecca Ferguson plays the villainous Rose the Hat in 'Doctor Sleep', which is based on Stephen King's sequel novel to 'The Shining'.

  • New 'Doctor Sleep' posters pile on the Kubrick love with 'The Shining' recreations
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    New 'Doctor Sleep' posters pile on the Kubrick love with 'The Shining' recreations

    Mike Flanagan's sequel to the Stephen King classic is wearing its Kubrick influences on its sleeve.

  • The Star Wars 'Kenobi' series will take place eight years after 'Revenge of the Sith'
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    The Star Wars 'Kenobi' series will take place eight years after 'Revenge of the Sith'

    With Ewan McGregor now officially on board to reprise his role as the young (ish) Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new TV spin-off, we're now getting details of where the show will sit in the Star Wars universe.

  • 'It's 2017 for f*** sake': Ewan McGregor addresses Beauty and the Beast gay character controversy
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    'It's 2017 for f*** sake': Ewan McGregor addresses Beauty and the Beast gay character controversy

    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.