Even though we’ve already got our hands full with all the new things that might happen to the franchise when Star Wars: Episode VII hits theatres in 2015, Ewan McGregor has suggested that he’d be willing to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi despite being a) dead and b) Alec Guinness according to the current timeline. Speaking out during an interview for McGregor’s upcoming flick The Impossible, the Scottish actor said: “I guess, yeah, of course. If they need me, yeah, I’d be happy [to go back].”
McGregor played a younger version of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, a role that Alec Guinness originated back in 1977 when the first Star Wars movie came out and there was balance with the force (and the fans). Despite the fact that said prequel trilogy broke the hearts and minds of Star Wars die-hards everywhere, McGregor gave a good, dedicated performance, though (in our opinion) the chances of him actually getting a call on this one seem pretty unlikely. Like, not like at all. Impossible, Ewan.
If for some reason you’ve been buried in a crate for the past month or so, this all stems from the fact that George Lucas sold LucasFilm to Disney for $4 billion, meaning that he no longer retains full creative control over the Star Wars franchise or its associated properties, and, hey, there’s reason to believe that we might actually get a good bunch of movies this time around. There’s been no official word yet as to who might take the helm for the new trilogy – reportedly based around the future adventures of Luke Skywalker and friends – but Michael Arndt (of Toy Story 3 fame) has been hired to pen the first entry.
What do you think? Would you like to see Ewan McGregor involved in Star Wars: Episode VII despite the fact that there’s absolutely no reason that he might appear in his younger formation? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: Digital Spy