Ewan McGregor Wants to Do Star Wars Spin-Off

In a recent Star Wars post, someone floated the idea of Ewan McGregor doing a spin-off set between Ep. III and Ep. IV. Turns out Ewan thinks it's a good idea too!

From MTV:

"MTV News sat down with McGregor and his "Jack the Giant Slayer" co-star Stanley Tucci during a press event for the new film, and the former Obi-Wan Kenobi shared his thoughts on a possible spin-off movie.

"I think it's a good idea," McGregor said of getting his own film. "The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, 'Episode III,' before Alec Guinness, there's that period where he's in the desert."

McGregor is, of course, speaking of the period of time between the two trilogies, after Anakin Skywalker's transformation into Darth Vader and before Luke Skywalker meets Old Ben Kenobi. The Jedi was supposedly watching over Luke while he grew up with his aunt and uncle on Tatooine, but what he did to keep himself busy is a mystery. "That might be my window, there, to tell that story," McGregor said. "I don't know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff."

Whatever the story might be, McGregor definitely seemed up to the task. "I'd be up for it," he said.

"Could be quite exciting. I'd be up for it, for sure, of course."

Ewan was solid as Obi-Wan, and I'd love to see him play the character with a competent writer and director backing him up!

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