Ewan McGregor Is Sure He Will Play Obi-Wan Again: “I Love Doing It”

Ewan McGregor on Obi Wan Kenobi Season 2 Im Waiting For the Call

Star Wars has quite a list of projects in the works currently, from Mangold’s new Star Wars film that takes place thousands of years in the past to Waititi’s undisclosed project that he claimed “will piss off the fans.’ There’s also a new movie focusing on Rey’s restoration of the Jedi order 15 years in the future, which won’t, according to the rumors, lead to a new trilogy but will rather be a standalone movie. Additionally, Filoni is actively working on the development of ‘Ahsoka’ Season 2, among other upcoming projects.

In this sea of upcoming projects, fans were consistently asking about ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ season 2. Ewan McGregor shed some light on the potential future of the series during his LADBible interview:

The truth is I’ve talked about having to cover for doing the Obi-Wan season for years, I had to lie about that and I’m not lying about this now. I don’t know. There’s been no phone call to me from Lucasfilm, or Disney saying, ‘Let’s do another one’. Obi-Wan was made as a limited series and it’s out and people like it, which I’m very, very pleased about. I love doing it. I hope we get a chance to do another one and I’m sure we will. I’m pretty sure, you know, I’ve got a few years yet before I’m the same age as Alec Guinness was in A New Hope. So there’s time to tell more stories in there.

Less than a year ago, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated that the second season of the show isn’t impossible but it’s highly unlikely at the moment considering that tons of new content had been announced during the Star Wars Celebration event only a few months prior.

That is not in active development. But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another.

Chow, director of the show had much worse news for the fans as her own statement did not reflect the potential future:

I’m sure you can tell from the story that it is closed. We did obviously seem to tell one big story. Who knows, there’s ten more years before ‘A New Hope’ starts, so never say never.

Now, the possibilities for Season 2 are literally endless – of course, if it ever happens. About a decade of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s self-induced exile on Tatooine remains between the ending of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Season 1 and ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.’ Wouldn’t it be incredibly interesting to see more about those years of Kenobi’s exile?

It would be silly to have Anakin and Obi-Wan meet again – that would just contradict the original trilogy – but Season 2 could deal with Kenobi’s life on Tatooine. Perhaps he deals with threats on the planet itself. Maybe we see more of him secretly protecting little Luke from the shadows? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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