Ewan McGregor Talks Coming Back to Star Wars to Play Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Skywalker saga may have ended on the big screen, but that doesn’t mean the Star Wars content is ending. We have The Mandalorian season two coming soon. And, on the docket; is the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the titular character. The series will explore his life a few years after the end of the Prequel Trilogy.

In a recent interview, McGregor commented on coming back to the iconic character:

“I’m more excited about doing this one than I was doing the second and third one that we did before. I’m just excited about working with Deborah Chow [director, who also directed episodes of The Mandalorian], and the storylines are going to be really good I think. I’m just excited to play him again. It’s been long enough since I played him before.”

McGregor also talked about how the prequel trilogy wasn’t initially well-liked when they first came out. But, how there seems to be a growing appreciation for them in recent years:

“You know, our films weren’t much liked when they came out, by my generation who loved the first ones. I think people of our generation wanted to feel the way they’d felt when they saw those first three movies when they were kids, and George [Lucas] wanted to take our ones in a different direction, he had a different idea. It was tricky at the time, I remember. But now, all these years later, I’m really aware of what our films meant to the generation they were made for, the children of that time. They really like them. I’ve met people who, they mean a lot to them, those films, more so than the original three, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding?’”

He continued:

“The first three [Star Wars films] I did were really at the very beginning of digital photography. We had a camera with an umbilical cord to a tent, it was like back to the beginning of movies where the camera didn’t move very much because there was so much hardware attached to it. Now we’re going to be able to really create stuff without swathes of green-screen and blue-screen, which becomes very tedious for the actor.”

Are you excited for the upcoming Kenobi series?

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Source: Empire

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