Only a Sith deals in absolutes. While promoting his newest films Miles Ahead, Star Wars prequel actor Ewan McGregor spoke with Collider, and naturally the conversation eventually drifted to Star […]
Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
While promoting his newest films Miles Ahead, Star Wars prequel actor Ewan McGregor spoke with Collider, and naturally the conversation eventually drifted to Star Wars. It’s long been rumored that one of the Star Wars anthology films would focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it appears that McGregor thinks it’s a great idea:
I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a—I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years.
Still, he confirmed nothing:
I’m not sure I’m at liberty to say, really, but I’m very interested in doing that. That would be great. Maybe there’s even a trilogy!
That trilogy comment is interesting, it’s been rumored that Disney is developing a spin off trilogy for Obi-Wan set between episodes III and IV. This could possibly just be McGregor teasing fans, but I’m happy to see that he wants to return. McGregor was inarguably the best part of the prequel trilogy, as he did a fantastic job portraying a younger Kenobi. So much so that he replaced Alec Guinness as the definitive Kenobi.
McGregor already reprised his role as the Jedi master in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a single brief line of dialogue in Rey’s force vision. It’s been rumored that he will also return for Episode 8 as a force ghost, and with how open he is to returning, I think it’s looking more and more likely.
I’d be down for a solo Kenobi movie. I agree with McGregor, there is an interesting story to be told there. With all the Jedi being wiped out, it wold be interesting to see Kenobi react to the new galactic status-quo, and delve further into his character after his order has been destroyed. There’s certainly more of a story there than in a Han Solo spin off (still not happy about that…) and I’d love to see McGregor take up the lightsaber again.