Ewan McGregor compares the experience of filming to Yoda’s puppet and CGI in the Star Wars prequels


Ewan McGregor compares the experience of filming to Yoda's puppet and CGI in the Star Wars prequels

Coming soon to Disney Plus Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Star Wars Universe series located between Episodes 3 and 4 of the Skywalker Saga and that will again feature Ewan McGregor embodying the famous Jedi Master, being one of the most anticipated productions by fans.

Recently, McGregor was looking back on his experience filming the star wars prequels in an interview for Variety magazine (via Screen rant). Chatting with The Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal, McGregor commented on the contrast that was filming with the puppet of the Yoda teacher in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace regarding Yoda CGI in its following installments, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

“The first movie I made, I was lucky enough to do my scenes with Yoda’s puppet. And it was extraordinary, because I acted with him,” he declared. “I couldn’t believe I was performing with Yoda. There are so many people operating it, and the stage is raised so that they are under the ground and we were literally walking side by side, and he is alive. Then every time George called. to cut, Yoda would die, because everyone just stops. It was a bit disturbing every time the end of the scene would come. “

“Then they replaced it for our second and third movie with the digital version of it, and it’s not that endearing,” added McGregor. “Also, we know Yoda as a puppet. We know him from the original movies as a puppet. So when all of a sudden it was computer generated, I didn’t feel like Yoda anymore. It was interesting that (Grogu) went back to being a real puppet with your series (The Mandalorian) “.

In principle we will not see Master Yoda in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, since its plot takes place after Revenge of the Sith and, therefore, the old Jedi Master is already in exile on the planet Dagobah. What is confirmed is the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, where there will be a new duel between the two in which Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has defined as “the revenge of the century”, promising a most epic reunion between both actors.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will debut in the Disney Plus catalog sometime in the next year 2022.


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