Actor Ewan McGregor has moved to quash reports that his highly anticipated new Star Wars series is in trouble.
The Crieff-born Trainspotting star will reprise his famous role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the new Disney Plus project.
Reports emerged on Thursday night that the TV show could be canned after problems with the script.
McGregor set the record straight during a red carpet interview at a Los Angeles event for his new film Birds of Prey.
“I think we start shooting next year, as opposed to summer this year,” he told Variety.
“I think the scripts are great. They’re in really good shape. They want them to be better.
“I think we keep our same airdate. All good.”
He told another reporter: “It’s not as dramatic as it sounds.”
Ben “Obi-Wan” Kenobi was played by Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars films, but McGregor took on the role for the prequel series starting with the Phantom Menace in 1999.
Although the new Disney Plus show will be the first time audiences will see him as Obi Wan for more than 15 years, he did have voice cameos in two of the most recent Star Wars films.