Star Wars: Ewan McGregor Wants To Reprise Obi-Wan Kenobi Role In Episode VII
First Published: December 10, 2012 11:28 AM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Cue the blue Jedi ghost! Another former “Star Wars” actor is throwing his hat in the ring for “Episode VII.”
Access Hollywood caught up with Ewan McGregor at the junket for his latest movie, “The Impossible,” where he weighed in on dusting off his lightsaber to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again.
“Yeah, sure… absolutely,” he told Access when asked about playing the Jedi role again, first played by Alec Guinness in the first three “Star Wars” movies.
Obi-Wan dies at the end of the “Episode IV,” but is seen (and heard) as a ghostly figure in “Episode V” and “Episode VI,” and could conceivably return in an ethereal form again in the upcoming movies.
“If they need me, I’ll be there,” Ewan added.
According to Ewan, George Lucas’ role as creative consultant in the upcoming movies will be extremely limited.
“Lucas let me know that he was selling [‘Star Wars’] the day before it was released to press and then he told me they were going to make the last three stories,” the actor explained.
“And then I met him recently and asked him if he was going to be involved in them at all and he said, he’d given them the storylines for the last three, which he always planned to do, but he was never going to make them,” Ewan told Access. “Because he felt like that would be his life’s work and he wanted to do other things.”
“Star Wars: Episode VII” is slated for theatrical release in 2015. “The Impossible” with Naomi Watts debuts in theaters on December 21.
Find out what George Lucas told Access about his role as creative consultant on the movie, HERE!
-- Jesse Spero
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