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‘I hope it’s not the last time’: Ewan McGregor Wants a Second Season of Obi-Wan Kenobi

The famed veteran actor, Ewan McGregor, has had quite an illustrious career with roles all diverse and brilliant. After his performance as the Jedi Master was too limited even for the Disney+ limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. After a 6-episode stint in Season 1 of the Star Wars series, the actor now wishes to return for a reappearance.

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Ewan McGregor in the Disney+ limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Ewan McGregor has rarely disappointed his viewers with the projects that he chooses to work on. Be it romantic comedy (Down With Love), horror thrillers (Doctor Sleep), musicals (Moulin Rouge!), dark dramedy (Trainspotting), or the biographical Netflix miniseries Halston, the actor has never missed a beat and he sure doesn’t now with his reprisal of the famed Star Wars role.

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Star Wars Prequels and Ewan McGregor’s Critical Role

McGregor was seldom one to turn down a role of epic proportions. That is exactly what the Star Wars franchise promises — an epic cinematic journey riddled with grandeur from the galaxy far, far away. The actor first filled in the then-empty role of Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and there has been no turning back since.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace (1999)

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For a long time since the launch of the Star Wars prequel, fans of the franchise and critics alike have negated the originality and favor that was bestowed upon the first 3 films. It was evident that McGregor would swear off the films after such a critical reception. However, with the fandom growing and a renewed interest in the films that started it all, the actor has soberly returned to fulfill his duties once more beside his long-time friend and partner, Anakin Skywalker.

“It took years to realise that there was an audience out there who really loved them. The sort of sound wave that came out after the films were released wasn’t very positive, because back then there wasn’t social media. And then we were just hearing the critics. And they decided not to like them.

But then slowly, you start meeting these people who were kids, when we made those films, who are now young adults, and you realise that for them are our Star Wars films were their Star Wars films. And that’s really nice. It’s nice to have that relationship with them now.”

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker

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Ewan McGregor Wishes To Return As Jedi Master

Although not solely defined by his Star Wars filmography, Ewan McGregor does permanently hold credit for being one of the longest-running characters to be a member of the Lucasfilm family. First appearing in the 1999 film, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, McGregor has acted the part in all the 3 movies forming the subsequent prequel trilogy and has returned after 17 years to reprise the role in Disney’s limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Ewan McGregor wishes to return as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

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After a good, long run, the story has closed its chapter on Obi-Wan, but McGregor has something of a nostalgic attachment to the character and does not seem to want to let go.

“It’s true, it was a long journey to get here. It goes back to finishing Episode III, really, and the journey from there. It was interesting that it was it became more and more something that I wanted to do, the longer I got away from actually finishing Episode III.”

The actor cryptically added with a jobe at his ‘old’ age, “I’m sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness.”

Source: Radio Times

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.