Ewan McGregor was speaking with Collider recently and the subject switched over to his desire to return to the Star Wars universe in a standalone Obi Wan Kenobi anthology film.
Some might notice, but Ewan McGregor’s voice as Kenobi as actually used in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also gave the impression it’s less likely he’d ever be able to be apart of the new trilogy, compared to the anthology films. Logic makes it almost impossible for Ewan to reprise the role in new films, as Ben Kenobi’s force ghost would be that of Alec Guinness and wouldn’t really make sense.
Ewan even jokingly teases his own solo Kenobi trilogy.
“I’d very much like to do one too, I think between episode three and episode four there’s a story there, that’s the Obi Wan Kenobi movie if there is one. Sort of the one that bridges my Obi Wan Kenobi and Alec Guinness’ Obi Wan Kenobi.”
“Cause there’s like what twenty years, I don’t know how long he’s in the desert but there’s got to be like twenty or thirty years.”
“To play Obi Wan Kenobi again would be something I would love to do in one of those spin-off movies.If that was to happen in their [new] trilogy I’d be up for that, but I don’t know how that would happen.”
“Well I want to do it, so there we are”
Here’s his interview with Collider.
Ewan McGregor’s Obi Wan is easily the only shining-light in the entire prequel trilogy, aside from underused Darth Maul and I think it could be smart for Lucasfilm to pursue this as one of their standalone anthology movies.
It’s been rumored for ages that this has been talked about informally at the studio, and Ewan looks a bit sheepish, when asked if he’s spoken to Kathleen Kennedy about the prospect of a solo outing.
Zack Snyder, before getting entangled with the DC cinematic universe had been pitching to Lucasfilm, a jedi film inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. An interesting prospect, as Akira’s The Hidden Fortress had bits and pieces been used for all three of the original trilogy films.
I feel like a Kenobi film might actually be better suited to use that inspiration, as you could have him round-up a bunch of mercenaries at Mos Eisley, to take on a group of murderous Tuskin Raiders or other threats to the local population.
There’s obviously a movie there and with McGregor totally up for it they might as well make it sooner rather than later.