Say It Ain't So, Ewan. The Obi-Wan Movie May Not Happen
It's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in annoyance, and were suddenly silenced. According to the man himself, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is not happening.
While promoting his latest movie, Disney's Christopher Robin, Ewan McGregor stopped by The View and offered an update on the long-rumored Kenobi spinoff. Unfortunately, it doesn't sounds like we'll be seeing him "robing up" as the Jedi Master anytime soon.
However, McGregor does sound keen on returning to the Star Wars franchise, and he doesn't close the door on a return in the future.
Well, shit this is fairly disappointing considering word had it Star Wars creator George Lucas chose Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, former home of HBO's Game of Thrones, for production on the project starting this Christmas. And not to mention, McGregor himself was sporting some pretty recognizable facial hair earlier this year while training his ass off.
Of course, there's always a chance McGregor is playing aloof in order to keep the Jedi in the bottle. Afterall, a great way to help launch the Disney's streaming service would be to do it with a film about the man they call Kenobi. Even McGregor thinks there's a lot of story to be told about Tatooine's most Force-adept old hermit.
Obi-Wan has to come back, right? Arguably, the Kenobi movie is one fans have been clamoring for from the moment Ewan McGregor picked up a lightsaber, so it's only a matter of time before Lucasfilm greta their proverbial shit together and gets this movie going. Until then, there always a (new) hope that Obi-Wan could appear alongside the other returning faces in Episode IX.
In the meantime, for those needing a Ewan fix, please refer to the forthcoming sequel to Stephen King's The Shining, Doctor Sleep, starring McGregor as Danny Torrance.
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