Kathleen Kennedy rejects Obi-Wan Kenobi’s first screenplay for being too gloomy

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Way Obi-Wan Kenobi the screens were long and thorny. So thorny that the first script is the head of Lucaffilm Kathleen Kennedy rejected, and its author Hussein Amini was replaced by the author of the current script, Joby Harold (“King Arthur’s Sword”). At first there were rumors that the text did not like, because the plot strongly resembled the story of a neighbor in the universe of “Mandalorian”, but fresh material EW sheds light on the true cause.

The head of the studio considered the original script too gloomy.

We are going to tell an encouraging, inspiring story. And this is difficult when you talk about a character who is in the state in which we find Obi-Wan Kenobi after the events of “Sith Revenge”. These are very dark times. And you can’t wave a magic wand, hire any screenwriter and get a story that reflects exactly what you want to feel.

Kathleen Kennedy, not a fan of the gloomy

In general, Amini succumbed to this gloomy atmosphere and did not cope with the task, but Harold, apparently, succeeded. Let’s start to get excited in late spring – the premiere of the series will take place on May 25.

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