‘Star Wars’ Could Get Ewan McGregor Back if They Wanted To
Ewan McGregor has had some opinions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens — primarily, he’s had a bone to pick about that crossguard lightsaber, which he doesn’t think is very necessary for a good Jedi. But nitpicks aside, the actor is totally open to returning to the Star Wars franchise, you know, if Lucasfilm is into the idea.
Since appearing in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (we lost a lot of good people back there), McGregor is the only one of his co-stars who hasn’t vanished into the acting ether or gone on to star in another franchise. Even Marvel managed to get its hands on Natalie Portman. But now that Star Wars is awesome again, McGregor thinks he’d be open to reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
While appearing at the Edinburgh film festival in Scotland over the weekend (via THR), McGregor revealed that the original Star Wars is what initially inspired him to become an actor, and he would be happy to return to the series. He even has an idea:
I’d be happy to do the story from episodes three where I finish up and Alec Guinness [who played the older Kenobi in the original Star Wars movies] starts.
Between Episode III and Episode IV, Obi-Wan grew mighty old, and presumably did a whole bunch of living. Although there wouldn’t really be a place for McGregor’s Obi-Wan in the new trilogy, the Anthology films allow the series to revisit the time between episodes, so if there is a place for Obi-Wan in the franchise, that would be it.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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