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Of Course, Ewan McGregor Is Still Interested In Star Wars

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars

Ewan McGregor is generally agreed upon as being one of the highlights of the Star Wars prequels. He was heard but not seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but is there a chance he would return to the franchise in the flesh? Silly question. The actor who played the younger Obi-Wan Kenobi can simply not make it any clearer. He'd be happy to return if ever asked, but don't mistake that for lobbying for a part.

Listen, I have been asked about it a lot, to the point where it looks a bit like I'm sort of touting for work. I've been very open to say I'd be happy to do it, if they want to do it. I think they are set going into the 2030s with their movies, but it would be fun to do, of course I'd be happy to do it.

Ewan McGregor has been asked multiple times in countless interviews if he'd ever return to the Star Wars franchise. His answer has never changed. He's always said he'd be happy to do it. He's said it so many times that his comments to Business Insider make it clear that he's now afraid he sounds like he's begging Disney for a job. Previously, McGregor has said that he thinks there's a place for an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie that's set in between Episode III and Episode IV. However, he's speaking in the abstract. He would be happy to make the movie, but he would probably be happy to not make the movie too. Whatever. It's cool.

While Ewan McGregor has only ever had good things to say about his Star Wars experience, it seems clear that he's getting more than a little tired of constantly being asked about it. The guy makes other movies. Two of them came out this past Friday.

Rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and even an Obi-Wan Kenobi trilogy, have been around since the early days of the Star Wars rebirth under Disney. As it stands, at least one Kenobi movie is far from a long shot. From everything we've heard, Lucasfilm's plans for Star Wars following Star Wars: Episode IX are not set in stone. Reports have indicated that the studio was waiting to see the box office response to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As the first film that wasn't focused on anybody named Skywalker, it wasn't clear how much audiences would care. They cared plenty as we know now.

At the same time, we've also heard that Lucasfilm may be focusing more on broadening the Star Wars universe and may spend less time on "legacy" characters going forward, which could mean that an Obi-Wan Kenobi is less likely.

Would you like to see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi one more time? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Dirk Libbey

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