After the latest Star Wars trilogy concluded on a disjointed, disappointing note with The Rise of Skywalker, closing the chapter on the cinematic saga until 2022, Lucasfilm has sourced their more recent praise from Disney+ after The Mandalorian was met with overwhelming accolades. The Mandalorian, a true-blue Star Wars western spurred on by Jon Favreau, will return in October. The second season will open on a dramatic cliffhanger, but Lucasfilm has another trick up its sleeve when delivering high-demand series.
Hello there. Ewan McGregor is set to return as General Obi-Wan Kenobi as the main protagonist in the Disney+ series and will use the same visual effects that brought the flare to The Mandalorian. The Star Wars franchise has always challenged the barriers of creativity and has made sure to stand out amongst other sci-fi titles. Virtual production will come into play while shooting Kenobi’s new show, rendering environments, and extreme elements onto soundstages by using a game engine. After the footage is edited and practical effects are overlaid, most viewers will not be able to determine when CGI is used.
Technology is constantly evolving, and there is a chance that the use of the graphed landscapes in Kenobi’s next run will benefit and improve itself in time for the third season of The Mandalorian. The new show’s director, Deborah Chow, has flaunted her ability on The Mandalorian and can be expected to bring the same heat back for a series of her own.
Given the nickname of ‘the Volume,’ this new innovative technology will advance the quality of Lucasfilm’s future projects as there are many more to come, like the Cassian Andor series. McGregor touched on his return to Star Wars in an interview with ACE Nation, where he was sure to bring up ‘the Volume,’ the technology is seen in The Mandalorian and tied back to his work on the prequel series.
“[The prequels] were all blue screen and green screen and it was hard to imagine, but nowadays I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set,” McGregor said, “I don’t know if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes of The Mandalorian series, but they employ that incredible screen. It’s pretty amazing. It makes you feel like you’re in the place, it’s going to feel more real for us, as actors. And I think we’ll be using some of that technology on our show.”
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