Ewan McGregor is forever tied to the Star Wars movies for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy. Personally? I thought he was great as Kenobi.
With everything that’s happening in the Star Wars universe, the concept of a movie (possibly one of the anthology movies) focusing on what happened to good ole Ben Kenobi in between episodes III and IV has be brought up many times. During a live Q&A, some fans asked McGregor if he’s be up for such a film:
“I’ll say it publicly, here, now. I’d be happy to do the story between Episode 3, that I finished in, and Episode 4 that Alec Guinness started in. I think that would be good. Disney should definitely do that,” McGregor said in a manner described by IndieWire as “half-quipping.”
He also addressed The Force Awakens saying, “I’m excited about it as much as anyone else. I saw the trailer and it looks like he absolutely nailed it and it feels right. But I’m not sure about the [crossguard] lightsaber. If you fight with a lightsaber properly you don’t need one.”
So there you go, he’s up for it, but will Disney get him to get it? Only the Force knows…