LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) — Ewan McGregor has expressed his interest in reprising his role as Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a potential “Star Wars” spinoff film.
“I’d very much like to do one too,” the actor said when it was mentioned that fans would like to see an Obi-Wan film starring McGregor.
“I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there,” he continued explaining how a standalone movie could work and tie into the work of original Obi-Wan star Alec Guinness
“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.”
When asked if he’s met with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, the 45-year-old responded, “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!”
An Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff film has been discussed at Disney and Lucasfilm since 2014 after the company bought the rights to the “Star Wars” license. Following the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the studio has one spin-off film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hitting theaters on December 16.
McGregor has already reprised his role as Obi-Wan in a subtle way during “The Force Awakens” as his voice is used to communicate with main protagonist Rey (Daisy Ridley) during a flashback sequence.
McGregor is next set to narrate the four-part BBC nature series, “Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart.”