‘I’m Not Looking For That’: Ewan McGregor Claims He Will Never Join Marvel Because He’s into Star Wars

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With Star Wars and Marvel in overdrive, they’re working on multiple productions. This has allowed them to bring in many huge stars into their universes, including John Krasinski, Emilia Clarke, and Donald Glover. It also saw the return of Ewan McGregor to the Star Wars franchise.

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Ewan McGregor said he watched The Mandalorian to prepare for his return in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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At the same time, they have such a large roster that many of their cast have overlapped with the other studio, including Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany, Natalie Portman, and Oscar Isaac.


Ewan McGregor’s history in Star Wars

Having to follow up the legacy of Sir Alec Guinness and considering the quality of the prequels, Ewan McGregor’s destiny in Star Wars was set to fail, but he became the bright spot in an otherwise disappointing trilogy.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is set around 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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The actor played the younger version of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequels from 1999 to 2005 and returned 17 years later to the franchise to portray the titular character in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Ewan McGregor won’t join Marvel?

With so many of his Star Wars colleagues already a part of the MCU, fans hoped Ewan McGregor would also join the studio. Considering both the studios are owned by Disney, the inclusion is not far-fetched. Commenting on the same at Fan Expo Boston to ComicBook.com, the actor stated:

“I don’t know. I don’t know that I want to do that. Because I love doing all different kinds of work. It’s true. I love to direct. I’d like to be in the theater again. I definitely want to do this again, you know, I’m in this Star Wars world. I feel like I don’t need another… I’m not looking for that anyway.”

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Ewan McGregor expressed interest in calling the series “Hello There”, a catchphrase of his character which has been memed a lot.

But on the other hand, the actor hasn’t completely closed the door on joining MCU. The actor told CinemaBlend that he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a superhero. Stating further in an interview at Fan Expo Boston, he said:

“I feel like I shouldn’t say I wouldn’t do it because in two years time you’ll be like, ‘You said you were never going to do this!’ But I’m not looking for it particularly.”

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On another note, the actor was previously considered to portray characters from Marvel movies in the past, including Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Doctor Strange as the titular character.


Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+.

Source: The Direct


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