Ewan McGregor over een Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff

Ewan McGregor speelde in 1999 als Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace en nam daarmee het stokje over van acteur Alec Guinness. In een interview met Collider werd hem gevraagd of hij nog eens terug wil keren voor de rol. Op de vraag of hij open staat voor een Obi-Wan Kenobi film zei McGregor:

“I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a—I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years.”

Heeft jij met Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy gesproken?:

“I’m not sure I’m at liberty to say, really, but I’m very interested in doing that. That would be great. Maybe there’s even a trilogy!”

Tevens gaf McGregor zijn mening over The Force Awakens:

“I liked it. Funnily enough, we had a test preview of the film I directed,American Pastoral, in Pasadena with 300 people, and they fill in cards after test screenings to tell you what they thought about your film. And of course when you do that, you have to check the print before you get 300 people in. So that happened in the morning; we’re all sitting in Pasadena and we’d all finished watching American Pastoral, and we’re all happy—it looks good, it sounds good, we’re good, we’re ready. And then I had like four hours before the audience arrived. So instead of just wandering around Pasadena, I was in a cinema multiplex, and they were playing Star Wars, and I hadn’t seen it yet. So I said, “Okay guys, I’ll see you in a couple of hours!” So I went from my film—I got some popcorn—and watched Star Wars, and I loved it. I really loved it. I thought it was great. I thought he did an amazing job. I was very excited to hear my voice come in. “That was me!””

Ten slotte werd hem gevraagd of hij een force ghost in Episode VIII of IX wil spelen:

“I don’t know anything about it. I’m really not in the picture with the Star Warstrilogy. As far as I know, I would be Alec Guinness by now, so I don’t know how that would work. I really don’t know and I haven’t had any discussions with anyone about it. To play Obi-Wan Kenobi again would be something I would love to do in one of the spinoff movies. If that were to happen in one of their trilogies, I would be up for that, but I don’t know how that would happen. I’m sure some of the Star Wars fans would come up with an idea of how that could happen.”