Actor Ewan McGregor says reprising his legendary Star Wars position of Obi-Wan Kenobi for the upcoming Disney Plus restricted collection has been an “absolutely brilliant” expertise.
The 50-year-old actor stated he’s having fun with each little bit of enjoying the character he first essayed in George Lucas’ The Phantom Menace (1999).
He got here again for its two sequels — Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005) — with the latter marking his remaining look because the character.
Teasing his return to the franchise throughout an look on CBS Sunday Morning, McGregor stated, “I’m not saying anything! But to come back to play him again, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has been absolutely brilliant. I’m really enjoying it.”
The Golden Globe winner stated he has been avoiding questions associated to his Star Wars come again since 2005.
“That was annoying,” McGregor stated. “Every interview I ever did for, you know, years, people would say, ‘Well, are the rumors true?’”
“And I’d have to sort of, I’d have to lie. I’d have to say, ‘Well, you know, I don’t know. I’d be happy to play him one day again.’ I’d have to just keep saying … It started looking like I was sort of asking Disney for a job,” he added.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is likely one of the most pivotal characters of the Star Wars universe. He was first portrayed by legendary actor Alec Guinness within the unique 1977 film A New Hope.
Guinness later appeared as a pressure ghost within the two-follow-ups — The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). The restricted collection, primarily based on the character and starring Ewan McGregor, was introduced in August 2019.
John Wick: Chapter 3 govt producer Joby Harold is writing the collection, with Deborah Chow connected to direct. It can be a single-season, six-episode present set eight years after Revenge of the Sith and 11 years earlier than A New Hope.
The forged additionally contains Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, Maya Erskine, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend and Benny Safdie.