McGregor On More “Star Wars,” “Trainspotting”

Ewan McGregor says he’d be very happy to return to the “Star Wars” franchise and is excited about J.J. Abrams upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Appearing at the Edinburgh film Fest at the Lyceum Theatre (via The Daily Record), McGregor says:

“I’m excited as everyone else and am looking forward it seeing it. It’s not a fanatical thing. I’m really pleased I’m part of the legacy of it and happy to see it and I’ve seen the trailer and it looks like they’ve absolutely nailed it.”

With at least one of the anthology spin-off films looking to explore the period of events between the prequel and original trilogy, the possibility is there for McGregor to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in some capacity. It’s a possibility that McGregor is open to:

“I’d be happy to do the story from episodes three where I finish up and Alec Guinness starts.”

One thing he’s not as keen on though? The new look lightsaber, the actor joking:

“I’m not sure about the hilt on the lightsaber. If you fight with a lightsaber properly you don’t need one.”

In another interview, this time with The Scotsman, Mcgregor was asked about the “Trainspotting” sequel. With the long-held animosity between him and filmmaker Danny Boyle now in the past, McGregor has expressed a willingness to jump on board:

“I would be up for it, I’ve said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t know if it’s happening yet. I’ve not seen a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time. I just think I’ve changed my opinion about it. We’ve all moved on and there is a lot of water under the bridge now. I miss working with Danny, I did some of my best work with him and he’s one of my favourite directors I’ve worked with. There was some bad blood and ill feeling, but that’s all gone now. I think it might be extraordinary to see a sequel 20 years after the original.”