Ewan McGregor Would Be ‘Totally Up’ for More Star Wars Appearances

Posted 2022/05/13 2 0

It has taken a long time for Ewan McGregor to return to the Star Wars franchise, but he would be happy to reprise his role again in more shows.

It has taken almost two decades to get Ewan McGregor back into the Star Wars franchise, but the actor is more than willing to come back in a more reasonable timeframe if the chance comes up. While Obi-Wan Kenobi will bridge the gap between the prequels and the original Star Wars, McGregor believes there could still be more to tell of the Jedi Master’s story. With the series set to arrive on Disney+ in two weeks, there is a strong sense that fans would be happy to see even more of Obi-Wan in future projects.

Although now on a promotional tour for the show, McGregor previously spoke to Total Film for their latest issue, and he talked about how he enjoyed coming back to the character after so long. He said:

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“It was nice to come back and to bridge that gap between me and Alec Guinness[‘s version from A New Hope]. I got as much, or more, out of playing him this time than I did in the first three movies put together. That’s to do with the writing, and the people we were making the series with, and the technology, and how different everything is. … [If] we were to get an opportunity to do it again, I’d be totally up for that. I’m very happy to be able to make people happy. People wanted this spinoff, whether it was going to be a movie or a TV show, and I’m so happy to have been able to do it. I understand, maybe more, people’s love for Star Wars. It’s an important part of my life, and whether I like it or not, that’s the case. But I do like it. So it’s great.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dark But Not Totally Bleak, According to Director

The character of Obi-Wan Kenobi undergoes a big change between the one seen at the end of Revenge of the Sith and the one who was originally introduced in Star Wars in 1977. In the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, director Deborah Chow set out to show some of what happened to the character between those two appearances. She said:

“Tonally it’s a mixture. We were trying to get that weight, coming out of Revenge Of The Sith, but ultimately, at the end of the day, it’s about hope, and it’s about him then going on into A New Hope. The story we were trying to tell in the biggest picture was: how did he go from screaming on the banks of Mustafar at the end of Revenge Of The Sith to the peaceful monk of A New Hope? Something happened in those 20 years. And that’s why we had a story to tell.”

McGregor added to the sense that the road Obi-Wan is on in the new series is a dark and painful one. He added, “He’s lost touch with everybody. He’s trying not to live the life of a Jedi. He’s lost his faith. He’s somewhat broken. He’s lost his best friend and his brother to the Dark Side, and he feels responsible for that. He feels like it’s his fault in a way. He carries a lot of guilt because he wasn’t able to stop it from happening. They lost Padmé. He’s in a very dark place.”

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