While many people have issues with the Star Wars Prequels, what many agree on is that, by the time we got to Episode III, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi was pretty damned awesome.
So awesome that rumours have persisted for quite some time that he was set for a standalone movie now that Star Wars has a new home.
However, it may not be the case according to the actor himself; speaking to MTV at Sundance, McGregor was adamant that he is as in the dark as anyone: “No! I’m still waiting for the call! Seriously!
“literally, I have had nothing. Nothing.”
But would he want to come back? “I don’t know how it could work, because I don’t know what those stories are. I never discussed them with George [Lucas] when we made ours, so I have no idea what the three storylines are.
“I suppose, after my last one, after Episode III, I become Alec Guinness, and then Alec Guinness is cut down by Lord Vader, and goes into [The Force]. But then, if he came back from there wouldn’t he be Alec Guinness? Why would he suddenly be me?”
He has watched the trailer for The Force Awakens? “I saw it over someone’s shoulder, I was watching on a film set, I watched it like that. And I saw the hilt come [out], and I went: done.
“You don’t need hilts! If you have a lightsaber, you don’t need a silly hilt. Hilts are for– Anyway, I won’t say it… the Jedi Order managed very well without hilts for hundreds of millions of years!”
So who wants an Obi-Wan Movie? Yeah, us too…