Ewan McGregor wants to shoot Obi-Wan Kenobi Part 1 and 2. The Scottish actor played the Jedi Knight in all three of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels and 2015’s The Force Awakens but insists there’s room for at least two spin-off films about the character – brought to life by Alec Guinness in the original 1977 Star Wars – and he’s already thought up a title.
He said: “I’ve always thought there was a story to tell between my last one and Alec Guinness’s first one. I’d be the right age. I’m 45, Alec Guinness was what, 60? I could do two of them! The Obi-Wan Kenobi Story Part 1 and Party 2.”
McGregor was rumored to be in talks with Disney to fulfill his idea although nothing has been confirmed. He previously mused the plot could focus on the time period between Episode III and Episode IV, when Obi-Wan is hiding from Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and the Empire.
He said: “I think the story between ‘Episode III’ and ‘Episode IV’, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec Guinness’ portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi. I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be 20 or 30 years.”
The star might get his wish as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams recently revealed there are “exciting” times ahead for fans of the franchise.
He said: “There are some really cool things being discussed. It is very exciting to see how it is being put together.”
However, the franchise already has five further movies, two trilogies and a hat-trick of spin-offs planned and executives are reportedly discussing another quintet of the sci-fi motion pictures for after 2020.
A source said: “The success of ‘The Force Awakens’ has given executives much to think about. So many characters’ back-stories and futures can now be brought to life. When these ideas came from George Lucas 40 years ago, technology was lagging behind. Now they can be turned around in a year.”