Kathleen Kennedy announced last year at Disney’s D23 Expo that scripts were already written for the Kenobi series. Then, in January, reports flooded in that the Star Wars series got shut down due to rewrites required for the script and that screenwriter, Hossein Amini, had exited the project. Filming was originally planned to begin this summer, but has since been delayed until the start of 2021.
With Amini’s unexpected departure, all eyes have been on Kathleen Kennedy to find someone qualified enough to take a stab at the script. Today, we finally got another unexpected announcement that some fans are not very happy with.
According to Variety, Joby Harold will be assuming command as screenwriter. Worries are that he isn’t qualified enough for the job. It’s true that Howard doesn’t have much experience writing scripts. Throughout his career in Hollywood, Howard has been more of a producer than screenwriter. His only writing credits include films like Awake (2007), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and two additional films currently in production. He also has never had experience writing for a TV series. As you can see, these findings are enough to cause some fans to worry.
However, whether you agree with the decision is entirely up to you. Personally, though, I find it a bit premature to cast blame on Howard for the show’s failure, especially since the show isn’t slated to release until sometime in late 2021. For right now, let’s take a breather and wait how it turns out.
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