Villagers' fury over filming for new Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi series

Villagers' fury over filming for new Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi series

01/16/2021

WRATH Vader! Furious villagers slam Star Wars bosses as massive film set for Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off TV series starring Ewan McGregor arrives at disused quarry… and could stay there for THREE YEARS

  • Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi is being filmed at a former quarry in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire from March
  • Villagers are furious over the ‘massive production,’ with concerns over traffic, lighting and local wildlife 
  • Images show sand-coloured buildings creating a town for the Disney+ series, which could stay for three years 

Furious villagers have slammed Star Wars bosses after a massive film set for a new spin-off series starring Ewan McGregor arrived at an abandoned quarry – and could stay there for three years. 

Disney has set up a huge set in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, to film the upcoming Star War spin-off TV series about Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Filming for the series, which will see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the Jedi knight, could last for three years and is due to begin in March.  

Pictures taken above the former quarry in Buckinghamshire show the set of the new Star Wars series based around Obi Wan Kenobi

Filming is expected to start in March, but villagers in nearby Little Marlow have already voiced concerns over traffic and light pollution brought about by the sci-fi show’s arrival

Pictures of the set show marquees and temporary buildings in place to support cast and crew during filming – which could last up to three years 

Drone images taken above the set shows a huge set, featuring dozens of small, sandy buildings, forming a town at a former quarry.

Large marquees have also been raised to make room for the crew.

One source told The Sun: ‘This is a massive production and a hugely lucrative franchise – but obviously not everyone locally is pleased to see Disney moving in.

‘It might generate some jobs, but this is a pretty rural area which has always been quiet and peaceful – the thought of turning it into some sort of intergalactic war zone to make TV shows is horrifying.

Locals have fears that the former quarry could turn into an ‘intergalactic war zone,’ as Disney shoot the first series of Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi

‘The set is massive, with great big buildings on it alongside loads of heavy duty machinery coming and going – it’s just totally out of keeping with the countryside vibe here and people are up in arms about it.’

Some villagers are none to happy about a slice of Hollywood arriving at their doors.

Instead they have raised concerns over lighting, noise, traffic and the impact on local wildlife.

Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi is set to begin filming in March. 

Construction for the set is well-underway, with scaffolding visible behind the front of some of the buildings that will be filmed

Some of the set can be viewed from surrounding fields in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside 

Pictures from the set have been revealed as another former Star Wars actor, Liam Neeson, said he would be willing to reprise his role of Qui-Gon Jinn in the new Obi Wan series

Filming is taking place at an abandoned quarry, beside a lake in Buckinghamshire. The scale of production has been described as ‘massive,’ with the opportunity to create local jobs 

No release date has yet been announced for the series.  

Pictures from the Obi Wan set come after another former Star Wars actor said he would be interested in reprising his role.

Schindler’s List and Taken actor Liam Neeson played Qui-Gon Jinn in 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

When asked if he’d be interested in appearing in flashback’s of Disney+ new series, the 68-year-old told Collider on Tuesday: ‘Sure, I’d be up for that, yeah.’

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