Ewan McGregor Wants an Obi-Wan Star Wars Spin-Off Movie

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 3:49PM
Star Wars
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 3:49PM
Ewan McGregor Wants an Obi-Wan Star Wars Spin-Off Movie
I recently wrote a brief wish list of stories I wanted to see used for upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies, and on that list was a story centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi's adventures between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. But, I'm far from alone when it comes to wanting this movie to happen. Fans have been expressing similar opinions for some time already, but now it would appear the man at the heart of these fan wishes is on board too.

Ewan McGregor's performances as Obi-Wan were the diamonds in the rough of the Star Wars prequels, and it's not surprising that the Scottish actor has grown incredibly fond of the role. In a new interview, McGregor gave his strongest indication yet that he would jump at the chance to reprise his role as the legendary Jedi, going as far as to suggest he'd even like to see his character given his own trilogy.

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"I'd very much like to do one [spin-off movie] too," McGregor told Collider. "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."
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This is undoubtedly great news for all those who want to see an Obi-Wan movie as it removes at least one blocker to its shot at being realized, but what are the chances of it actually happening? Well, Collider pressed a little futher, getting a coy response from McGregor that might suggest the matter has been raised among LucasFilm's chiefs.

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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! (laughs)
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Kathleen Kennedy, please make this happen. Please!

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