Fans want it, Ewan McGregor wants it, now Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards joins the ranks of those who want to see Obi-Wan Kenobi again.
Speaking with Erik Davis of Fandango while promoting the first-ever Star Wars spinoff, Edwards said he’d like to see more films from the beloved Original Trilogy era of the sci-fi series’ chronology, most notably Obi-Wan and his adopted home of Tatooine.
“To be honest, Rogue One is the period I love. It’s connecting to the original New Hope. If someone made other films in that era – and I don’t necessarily think this is happening, I have no inside knowledge – but that desire to see Obi-Wan Kenobi. Tattooine, basically, I love. As a kid I remember wanting to grow up there; anything in that “Original Trilogy” era I am just besotted with, and it’s just like going back home to your childhood.”
Despite the caveat that he isn’t “in the know” on future Star Wars flicks, the flames are fanned in regards to McGregor’s possible return to the iconic role. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy refused to rule it out. EW’s Anthony Breznican reported that, while there’s interest, an Obi-Wan spinoff might have to wait until the Sequel Trilogy wraps with Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX in 2019 because the character may pop up in the new Saga movies. Such a possibility would lend credence to the fan theory that Rey isn’t actually a Skywalker, but a Kenobi, specifically Obi-Wan’s granddaughter. It would be a fascinating reversal on the ongoing Kenobi/Skywalker mentorship.
What do you guys think? Are you part of the growing call for the return of Obi-Wan or are you done with the character? Sound off in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest news from the Star Wars universe!