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Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars universe
Photo: © ANP

Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars universe

Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars universe
Photo: © ANP

Ewan McGregor hopes that Obi-Wan Kenobi will return for a second series after featuring as the powerful jedi in the project for Disney+ in 2022.

At the end of the 1990s, the Scottish actor was cast as a younger version of Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He would reprise the role in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith as part of the prequel trilogy, which did not prove as popular with fans as the original trilogy.

Following the conclusion of the prequel trilogy, McGregor moved on to other projects and it seemed like he had put Star Wars firmly behind him. That was until an invitation to a Star Wars marathon at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in 2017 when he was asked to introduce one of the prequel movies.

There, he caught the Star Wars bug again, and it wasn't long after that discussions began about a return as Obi-Wan, which eventually materalised into the aforementioned streaming series.

Hayden Christensen also returned in the series as Darth Vader and both actors and the show as a whole received positive reviews from fans and critics alike.

And, McGregor wants to tell more of Obi-Wan's story.

"I was so happy to do it again, and so happy to work with Hayden again, and I hope we get the chance to do it again," he said in an interview with Disney Studio Awards.

"In the old days, I would joke about, ‘There must be a good story to tell between 'Episode III' and 'VI'.’

"But, it’s true. I always felt that there was. I feel like Deborah Chow (director) found it and absolutely nailed it. Like just found the story that we wanted to see between the last one that we did and first that was done in … And I think it just adds to our knowledge of the characters, and it’s satisfying for the fans."

A Darth Vader series on Disney+?

One of the main criticisms levelled at the Star Wars prequel trilogy was the performance of Christensen as Darth Vader, as the actor had to deal with a lot of hate following the movies.

The stance on his portrayal has since softened among fans, and there was genuine excitement when it was announced he would be returning as Anakin Skywalker.

When asked by Digital Spy in 2022 about potentially featuring in a Darth Vader series for Disney, he said:

"If the opportunity presents itself, I would be all for iit.

"I think this is a character that is very complex, and there’s a lot there to further explore. If the powers that be were so inclined, I would be so excited to get to do so."

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