Ewan McGregor is still hopeful he will get the chance to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in a future spin-off film of the Star Wars franchise and so is everyone else, obviously.
The actor was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night when he was asked whether or not he would still be up to play the Jedi Master in a potential solo film when he once again shared his hope to reprise the role:
“I’ve been asked this question many times… it’s got to the point now where it looks like I’m touting for work at Disney’s front door like ‘give me the Obi-Wan spin-off film’ but if course I’d be happy to do it.”
As for an Obi-Wan film, it’s the spin-off die-hard fans of the franchise are no doubt clamoring for the most. A feature film featuring the Jedi Master is a no brainer but Lucasfilm has to tread carefully. No one will argue that McGregor’s portrayal of the character wasn’t the best part of the prequel trilogy but if they are going to give the character his own solo film it has to be the right story that honors not just the character but Alec Guinness’ portrayal as well. McGregor himself is at the perfect age to tell a story of Obi-Wan in his early days of watching over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine right now so if Lucasfilm is going to make a move they need to do it soon.
Next up for Lucasfilm is the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi which hits theaters later this year on December 15, 2017. Following Episode VIII is The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story. The film is being directed by The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and is slated for release on May 25, 2018. The franchise will then close out the sequel trilogy with the ninth chapter of the Skywalker saga when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters May 24, 2019.
As for the future of the franchise beyond the sequel trilogy, an announcement regarding the next spin-off film after the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is expected to come this summer at D-23. In addition, the company will begin to map out the future of the Star Wars franchise beyond the sequel trilogy by the end of the year.
You can watch the full clip of McGregor on Jimmy Kimmel below.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!