Speaking on The View recently, the actor was of course asked about the chances of his beloved Star Wars character getting a film of his own one day. As always, McGregor said that he would definitely be up for it, but at the moment, he doesn’t know of any concrete plans to give Obi-Wan a spinoff.
“I would totally do it, of course, but there’s no plans as such to do it, as far as I know. I’ve been asked this question for years and years. I’d be happy to do it. I’ve answered ‘yes’ so many times [by now] it looks like I’m touting for work!”
Though McGregor could just be playing coy here, not wanting to reveal anything he shouldn’t, it’s certainly fair to say that the chances of this particular project happening aren’t looking too good anymore. Ever since Solo: A Star Wars Story struggled to light up the box office in the way Lucasfilm would have hoped, the standalone Obi-Wan movie has reportedly stalled, and it seems McGregor isn’t privy to any more knowledge than you or I.
Then again, there’ve been many conflicting reports swirling around the pic over the last few months. For one, despite rumors that George Lucas visited Belfast in order to scout locations for the movie, it’s since been confirmed that the Star Wars creator was simply visiting the city’s Paint Hall Studio.
Our advice? Approach all this with a heightened sense of caution. Until Lucasfilm breaks the silence themselves, it’s impossible to know what’s going on with Obi-Wan Kenobi and his potential spinoff. At the very least, though, it’s nice to hear that McGregor still remains committed to the role and with any luck, he’ll get to play the fan favorite once more in a future project.