Joel Edgerton Wants In On The Obi-Wan Kenobi Spinoff, Would Also Play Boba Fett
After the smashing success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, all eyes are on Disney to see where they take the spinoffs next. As great as the main saga entries are, there’s something especially exciting about these Anthology films, as they look to present audiences with characters and stories previously unexplored. And in a universe as vast as the one that surrounds Star Wars, there’s an absolute goldmine of material worthy of adaptation.
Up next, of course, is Han Solo, which promises to be another slam dunk for the studio, but after that, the future is a bit unclear. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that the next spinoff will be announced this month, but to date, we still haven’t heard anything about it. If we had to guess though, Obi-Wan Kenobi might be about to get his chance in the spotlight, as fans have been calling for a Kenobi flick for years now, with Ewan McGregor expressing interest in returning to the role multiple times already.
It’s not only the Scottish actor who wants in on the fun though, as it turns out Joel Edgerton would be game for getting involved, too. As you no doubt know, the It Comes At Night star appeared as Uncle Owen in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It was a minor role, but with Edgerton now a fairly big deal in Hollywood, he’d have no trouble getting a more sizeable part in a spinoff, should one materialize.
While doing press for his new effort, the aforementioned It Comes At Night (which you should definitely check out), the actor said the following:
“I like the idea that Uncle Owen is one of those guys who has done some super cool s— but has just never bragged about it. My idea is that he could go out and have some adventure and then he comes back and slips back into that unassuming moisture farmer role. Everyone talks about Obi-Wan being super cool, Owen secretly knows that he was there, and he did some of the cool s—, too.”
It’s not only Owen that Edgerton’s interested in, either. In the same interview, he also noted that he’d be open to playing any character in the Star Wars universe – even Boba Fett!
“I saw Colin [Trevorrow] yesterday, I was like, ‘Dude. “Star Wars.” Me.’ And he’s like, ‘You have already been in the “Star Wars” world,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I could be someone else. My pitch to all of them is there’s definitely some Owen possibilities, but also, I was only in the movie for a pinch of time. How about I play someone else? I can do Boba Fett. I’ll just never take off the mask.”
Though we don’t see the actor ever suiting up as the iconic bounty hunter, a return as Owen certainly wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility should an Obi-Wan movie end up happening. Of course, we still have no idea which characters the next Anthology film will revolve around, but with McGregor and now Edgerton both interested in reprising, Disney might be wise to choose the Jedi Master as the focus of their next Star Wars spinoff.