After fellow Mandalorian director Taika Waititi joked he was "all finished" with his recently announced Star Wars feature film, Chow said of Obi-Wan, "We have a little more to do than that, but we're in development."
In January, McGregor quickly refuted reports of "creative differences" as "bullsh*t," saying the series' shooting start was pushed from August to January 2021.
"It's not as nearly as dramatic as it sounds online," McGregor told press while promoting Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, adding Disney and Lucasfilm simply "pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year."
The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it," McGregor added. "All this bullsh-t about creative differences and all that stuff, none of it is true. We just pushed the dates ... last episode, [Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker] came out, everyone had more time to read the stuff that had been written, and they felt that they wanted to do more work on it."
McGregor added he did not expect the later shooting start to delay the series. The actor's comments were made before the World Health Organization in March declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, which brought most of the film and television industry to a standstill.
Earlier in January, online rumors that were swiftly debunked claimed the Kathleen Kennedy-produced series was scrapped. In April, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword screenwriter and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum executive producer Joby Harold was hired as writer on Obi-Wan, taking over from former series scribe Hossein Amini.