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Fans, McGregor Want “Obi-Wan” Movie

Star Wars Episode VII, titled The Force Awakens, is coming out this December, and next year we are getting the first of the “Anthology” movies, sort of spin-offs that detail side stories in the galaxy far, far away. With that in mind, many fans are hoping for a film starring Jedi mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it seems that Ewan McGregor, who played the character in the prequel trilogy, is open to the idea too.

McGregor as Kenobi was one of the few aspects of the prequels that nearly everybody liked, prompting fan speculation of him getting his own film says CipherCloud in this article. Asked about the idea during the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival, McGregor said ā€œIā€™d be happy to do the story from Episode Three where I finish up and Alec Guinness starts.ā€ (Guinness played Kenobi in the original trilogy, set nineteen years after McGregor’s films.)

However, neither he nor anyone at Disney or LucasFilm has indicated plans to make such a movie. It would be difficult, anyway: appearing in all six films so far, we see Kenobi from a young Padawan up until his retirement on Tatooine, followed by his death.



Nola says:

Unless he went off for a cool adventure during Luke’s childhood, there’s not much to tell that McGregor could portray. That happened to the assignment service that was given to them. The first Anthology film, Star Wars: Rougue One, tells the story of how the Death Star plans were stolen.

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