Ewan McGregor hopes to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor hopes he will say “hello there” to Obi-Wan Kenobi once again. Between 1999 and 2005, McGregor starred in George Lucas’ Star Wars precedes the trilogy as the younger version of Alec Guinness’ Jedi Master, then returns years later to the galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi. Set between the events of 2005 Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and original from 1977 Star WarsThe Disney+ show debuted last May as a six-episode event series pitting the exiled Jedi against his former padawan friend Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker) and an ambitious Inquisitor (Moses Ingram’s Reva).

Despite being billed as a one-season limited series, McGregor is hopeful that there will be one Obi Wan Kenobi Season 2.

“I was so happy to do it again, and so happy to be working with Hayden again,” McGregor said during a virtual call at the Disney Studios Awards website. “I hope we get the chance to do it again.”

For McGregor, who had made voice-only cameos as a character in the nearly two decades since Revenge of the Sithprovided the series with an opportunity to tell a story that the actor had imagined since 2005.

“I used to joke about, ‘There has to be a good story to tell in between Episode III and VI.’ But it’s true. I always felt like there was,” McGregor said.” I whould like [series director] Deborah Chow found it and absolutely got it…just found the story we wanted to see between the last thing we did and the first thing done in [1977].”

McGregor added the Obi Wan Kenobi series “adds to our knowledge of the characters, and it’s satisfying…for the fans.”

As well as reuniting Obi-Wan and Vader for the first time since Sith, the series saw the return of a young Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen (Joel Edgerton) and Aunt Beru (Bonnie Piesse). In his quest to protect a young princess Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) from the Empire, Obi-Wan encountered such characters as the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend), the Fifth Brother (Sung Kang), con artist Haja Estree (Kumail Nanjiani ), and the Jedi smuggler Tala Durit (Indira Varma).

All episodes of Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi streaming now on Disney+.

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