One of the few beacons of light in the “Star Wars” prequels was that of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, a performance and role that was met mostly with a very good reaction even by those who hated that trilogy.
The actor recently spoke French publication Premiere (via Den of Geek) and revealed that he’s quite open to the possibility of returning to play Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi again and even has a period in the mythology’s timeline he’d like to explore – the gap between the prequel and original trilogy.
“I’ve always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness’ first one. It would be fun to film that story now I’m older. I’d be the right age. I’m forty-five, Alec Guinness was what, sixty? I could do two of them (laughs)! I hope that they’re going to explore different genres under the Star Wars banner. And one of those could be an Obi-Wan Kenobi feature film. Or two! The Obi-Wan Kenobi Story Part 1 and Part 2!”
A year ago rumors sprang up of such a project, but McGregor insists that nobody has approached him. McGregor did lend his voice to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to do a new Obi-Wan line during Rey’s Force dream sequence. With both the first two spin-off films, “Rogue One” and the young Han Solo movie, both being set during the between trilogies time period, the idea is not out of the question.