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Villagers furious as Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi film set ‘disrupts local life’

Star Wars has disturbed the peace and quiet of a quaint English village with locals up in arms over the construction of a huge film set on their doorstep.

The blockbuster science fiction fantasy franchise is expanding the TV projects it is creating to include a spin-off show all about Obi-Wan Kenobi – with Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the films.

But locals in Little Marlow in Buckinghamshire may be a force to be reckoned with after launching companies over the fact Disney – who own the Star Wars franchise – has constructed a huge set for the show.

An alien village has been built own the grounds of an old quarry in the town – which lies just outside of London and a short distance from the famous Pinewood Studios.

There has been a disturbance in the vicinity of Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

According to The Sun, locals are not impressed that the giant set has been built – with plans allegedly in place for the set to remain in place for up to three years.

There are concerns of local wildlife being disturbed by the giant construction, while light pollution and an increase in traffic is said to have left villagers so angry that their grumbles could be heard from a galaxy far, far away.

A 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.

Villagers furious as Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi film set 'disrupts local life'
Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Disney + series

“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.

“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.”

Mirror Online have contacted a Disney spokesperson for comment.

Photos of the site in question have revealed numbers heavy duty pieces of machinery working away to construct fake houses and streets.

While giant marquees also cover huge areas of land as make-shift offices, make-up studios, dressing rooms and other production office spaces.

Filming of the new series is scheduled to begin in March – with the show to include Hayden Christensen set to return as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader as well as Ewan’s Obi-Wan.

An exact release date has not yet been revealed, while it is expected the series will consist of six one hour episodes.


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