Ewan McGregor wants to reprise Obi-Wan Kenobi role

By Alexa Caruso on January 8, 2018 | 4 Comments

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor at the 75th Golden Globes awards recently said he’s seen Rian Johnson’s take on cinema’s most popular franchise with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and thought it was “beautiful.” It seems it’s brought back fond memories for the actor who starred in three Star Wars films as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, because he confirmed he’d be interested in reprising the role at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, where he picked up an award for best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for his role in Fargo.

And he’s not the only one. There’s been much speculation about what the third anthology film will be in the Star Wars saga after 2016’s Rogue One and this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, with many suggesting it will take on another key figure in the expansive Star Wars narrative — and who better than one of the earliest Jedi fans encountered, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Of course, if there will be a solo film about Obi-Wan, fans are likely going to want to see a familiar face. Ewan seems to be fully aware of this, saying, “I’d be happy to play [Obi-Wan] again.”

But he added he doesn’t know anymore about a standalone Obi-Wan film than fans and reporters do, saying there’s just “a lot of talk.”

Included in all that “talk” are rumors that there already might be a director interested in taking on the film, with The Crown‘s Stephen Daldry reportedly in the running to sit in the director’s chair. Until further notice though, you can count on catching Solo: A Star Wars Story when it hits theaters May 25.

What do you think the next Star Wars anthology film should be about? Would you like to see it take on the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Deborah Ripley • January 9, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

    I think Ewan McGregor would be a great asset to another Star Wars! It would be wonderful to develop histories of each character and weave in their past and how they bring their past into the future. Even R2 and the robots past would be fun! Good luck to whoever writes the stories! Deb

  2. Snepts • January 9, 2018 @ 10:57 AM

    Would love to see a C-3P0/Jar Jar buddy picture.

  3. Steve Merlo • January 12, 2018 @ 3:21 AM

    Personally, I would love to see Ewan reprise the role. I would really like to see a film that probably takes place after episode 3, where the remaining Jedi plan a final
    attack on the Emperor and Vader.

    I think if it’s done well it could also tie up a major plot hole left from the prequels! Padme’s death was faked to stay hidden from Vader! If Padme is alive in this film, Leia’s description of her mother in RotJ will actually make sense! I see ne reason why this couldn’t be done. It’s a loose end that I personally feel was phoned in! I’m sorry but I don’t buy that Leia could remember her mother at child birth! Just my opinion!

  4. Whoa Nelly • January 13, 2018 @ 2:58 PM

    Sorry, but Padme died. George Lucas fudged the story up a bit, but have to remember he visited the prequels years after doing the OT. Doesn’t excuse sloppy writing, but you run the risk of screwing the story more by changing things that already happened. Leia was also very vague when she spoke of her mother and she could be referring to Bale Organa’s wife. Of all the things to nit pick about or want to address that wouldn’t/shouldn’t be a consideration at all, at least for me.

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