Star Wars fever is rising into a crescendo with Star Wars: The Force Awakens just six months away from release. So it's hard to blame an actor who previously played a fan favorite for vocalizing his willingness to return to the series. The young Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor, says he and Star Wars are meant to be once again.
McGregor played the Jedi master in the prequel trilogy from 1999-2005, capably filling the shoes left by Alec Guinness, who starred as an older Obi-Wan in the original trilogy. Maybe he's suffering from a little FOMO over the excitement towards The Force Awakens, or maybe he genuinely thinks there's plenty left to explore with his character. He did say he'd "be happy to do the story from episodes three where I finish up and Alec Guinness starts," so let's just call it both.
Both trailers for The Force Awakens have been dissected endlessly since their respective releases, but very little has been revealed about the plot. McGregor says he's "excited as everyone else" and made sure to note, "It's not a fanatical thing. I'm really pleased I'm part of the legacy of it and happy to see it, and I've seen the trailer and it looks like they've absolutely nailed it."
Be honest, Obi-Wan. There's a part of you that wishes you could be a part of the new trilogy (although that would require some serious time-warp nonsense that Star Wars doesn't really buy in to). Regardless, fans can never seem to get enough of that particularly galaxy, however far away it is. They'd surely welcome an Obi-Wan spin-off with McGregor leading the way.
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