Ewan McGregor Is So Over Being Asked About Another Star Wars Movie

Image: Lucasfilm
Image: Lucasfilm

And you cannot blame the guy. He has been asked about it a billion times, he said he had no problem returning, and now people think he’s pushing for a movie. So count him out.


Speaking to Parade, McGregor was asked what he says to Star Wars fans who ask him about doing another film. (Why the magazine didn’t just ask, “What do you think about doing another Star Wars film?” is another question.) He responded:

I like the films that I made with George Lucas and I’m happy to be part of the legend of it all, but that’s it with me. I don’t really understand the fanaticism about it. I’m asked by everybody all the time, “Would you do another one?” and I’ve said, “Yeah, I’d be happy to,” because I think there’s a film between Episode 3 and Episode 4, which is when Alec Guinness is in the desert. But I’ve been asked about it so much now that I’m being criticized for trying to persuade Disney to make this movie. I only responded to people asking me about it, and now it looks like I’m sort of looking for work, which is humiliating. I couldn’t care less if it happens, but when Star Wars people ask me if I would do it, the answer is yes, so that’s how I feel about it.

You get the distinct feeling that, at some point, the way opinion swings in favor of and against an Obi-Wan movie, he might just walk away. Or, in the biggest troll move of all time, film a movie which is literally him sitting silently in a hut on Tatooine. A two-hour, time-lapse film set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope where he literally doesn’t move.

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I’d still watch it and probably love it.

[Parade via Hitfix]


Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.



I for one would like to see someone explain how Obi-Wan went from the energetic and courageous but somewhat gullible guy in the prequels, to the old hermit in the desert who lied a lot - and how he aged so much in 20 years. But I’d be fine with that being done in a book, or an animated series, too.