Has Ewan McGregor already talked to Lucasfilm executives about reprising his role as jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in one of those Star Wars spinoffs about the master who once mentored a young Darth Vader and brought Luke Skywalker himself into the ways of the force? Let's read between the lines a little bit.
McGregor, speaking to Collider recently, had no problem discussing his thoughts on returning to the galaxy far, far away, but when Steve Weintraub asked him if he'd already had a meeting with with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, his response was this:
"I'm not sure I'm at liberty to say, really, but I'm very interested in doing that. That would be great. Maybe there's even a trilogy!"
Okay, let's think about this. If he hadn't met with anyone yet, would he really not be "at liberty to say." Wouldn't he just say no? Obviously this is speculation, but I'm going to assume that there has been at least some very preliminary discussions. As for whether or not McGregor would want to pick up his lightsaber again (and we're not talking about the one in his pants), he's obviously very, very down for it. He's been talking about it for years, since before The Force Awakens even came out.
This week he said that it would make sense if he starred in a movie that covered the period of time when Obi-Wan went from this...
I'd very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there's a story there. I think that's the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec's Obi-Wan Kenobi because there's a--I don't know how long he's in the desert there, but it's got to be twenty or thirty years.
Right now McGregor is out promoting Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis biopic starring Don Cheadle as the legendary jazz musician. The film focuses in on a few days that Davis spent with a music journalist named Dave Braden (McGregor) in 1979. Cheadle previously told Complex that the film only got funded once a white actor, McGregor, was added to the cast.
You can watch McGregor's full interview with Collider about Star Wars below.