With regular rumblings of Obi-Wan Kenobi getting another outing as part of Disney and Lucasfim’s upcoming Star Wars slate, Ewan McGregor himself has now once more been asked on whether or not he may return to a galaxy far, far away at some point down the line.
Speaking at the Golden Globes – for which he nabbed the Best Actor in a Limited Series gong for Fargo – McGregor said (via THR), “There’s a lot of talk, and I’d be happy to play him again, but I don’t know anything more than you do. There’s a lot of it, but it’s just that. There is no plan. I love the new one. I saw it over Christmas. It was really, really beautiful”.
Of course, this isn’t anything new or ground-breaking, with the actor having previously said at several points that he’d be more than happy to return as the beloved Obi-Wan. One thing that has grabbed the attention of certain fans this time, however, is the nicely groomed beard that McGregor is currently sporting – a beard that, yes, is very Kenobi-ish, as shown in the accompanying image. In addition to that, McGregor has been hammering kenpo training with fitness favourite Tony Horton.
Given how Disney is expanding their Star Wars reach with their A Star Wars Story pictures, many have speculated that Obi-Wan Kenobi could be given his own movie. Right now, we know for sure that there are going to be at least three Star Wars Story efforts, with Rogue One and the Alden Ehrenreich-headlined Solo the first two of those. All is being kept under wraps on the third of those films, and there have been rumours that Kenobi, Yoda, or Boba Fett could be given some time in the spotlight in that third picture. In fact, the end of 2017 even saw a rumour surface claiming that an Obi-Wan effort was being planned to start filming in January 2019 ahead of a late 2020 release.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see how things develop on the Kenobi front, but, as ever, expect more on all of this if and when it develops further.