Disney and Lucasfilm are returning to storytelling with the highly-anticipated May release of Obi-Wan Kenobi. This will be Ewan McGregor’s first appearance as a Jedi since 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. With this new TV series, McGregor is open to doing more than just this one return for the famous role.
McGregor spoke with Total Film Magazine about his role of the Jedi knight. As his upcoming Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi is finished shooting, he expressed his desire to play the role again in more installments of Star Wars beyond Disney.
“If we were to get an opportunity to do it again, I’d be totally up for that. Here I go again, it’s like me knocking at Disney’s door again!”
McGregor is very delighted to bridge the gap between the prequel film, Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope. The actor mentioned how his experience with shooting this series was so much more thrilling than the first three movies combined.
“It was nice to come back and to bridge that gap between me and Alec Guinness [in Star Wars). I got as much, or more, out of playing him this time than I did in the first three movies put together. That’s to do with the writing, and the people we were making the series with, and the technology, and how different everything is.”
Fans are eagerly waiting to see McGregor return to play his iconic character, meanwhile, the actor is wishing he gets to keep the role beyond Disney Network. The series premieres on May 29th.
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