Saturday, 19 November 2016

Ewan McGregor discusses Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-offs

Having added his voice to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) for all of 0.32 seconds, many have speculated how Ewan McGregor could re-enter the post George Lucas Star Wars realm. Now word comes via Deadline that McGregor himself seems curious as to how that might work.

While doing the rounds for his directorial debut American Pastoral, McGregor got talking about the franchise. "I've always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness' first one," the actor said.

In the prequels, Obi-Wan Kenobi was last seen handing baby Luke over to his Tatooine based step-parents. We all know how that ended for Obi-Wan in the original trilogy. "It would be fun to film that story now I'm older. I'd be the right age. I'm 45, Alec Guinness was what, 60? I could do two of them (laughs)." The character certainly has the time to play with.

McGregor clearly loves the franchise, hoping that the future films will "explore different genres under the Star Wars banner. And one of those could be an Obi-Wan Kenobi feature film. Or two! The Obi Wan Kenobi Story Part 1 and 2!" Could McGregor also be considered to direct a Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone? We will have to wait and see. As always, watch this space.

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